Stellar Transformation Book 14 - The New Sovereign

Book 14 - The New Sovereign

Chapter 1: Discovered

“What did you say? You have a way to kill Qin Yu, Hei Yu and Hou Fei?”  The wine cup in the Peng Demon Emperor’s hand rocked. A lot of wine splashed onto the table. However, it appeared that the Peng Demon Emperor did not notice it as he was still staring at Emperor Yu.

Emperor Yu nodded, smiled and said. “That’s right. If my guess is correct, it’s very possible for us to capture those three.” Emperor Yu had an extremely confident smile on his face. This also caused the Peng Demon Emperor to believe in it even more. “Tell me, quickly, tell me.”
Emperor Yu took a deep breath and then slowly said. “Brother Zong Yan, all these years, we’ve been trying to chase and kill Qin Yu and his brothers. The major reason for that was because we cannot find out where they are hiding. Although we’ve ordered our subordinates to pay attention to three extremely powerful youths and report back to us the moment they appear. But… it was very possible that Qin Yu and his brothers had never traveled the Bird Clan’s territory together.”
The Peng Demon Emperor was calmly listening. 
“According to what I know, there are many people who are around Qin Yu. For example, there’s Hei Yu’s wife Bai Ling! I think that although it might be possible for Qin Yu and his brothers to willingly stay in the Qingyu Immortal Mansion for the entire time, but what about Bai Ling? Would they have the hearts to make her stay there too? If they really had such steel hearts and decided to have their entire group stay in the Qingyu Immortal Mansion the entire time, then we truly would have no way to find them. However, for now… let’s assume that the three of them are not in the Qingyu Immortal Mansion. If that was the case, then how did they manage to escape  from  brother  Zong  Yan’s  search?”  Said  Emperor  Yu while smiling.

Peng  Demon  Emperor  slowly  nodded.  “That’s  right,  how exactly did they escape my search?”
“That’s very simple. The people carrying out brother Zong Yan’s orders are brother Zong Yan’s subordinates. How would brother Zong Yan’s subordinates be able to investigate who they are? Of course, they would send transmission to some of the ordinary bosses of some ordinary planets. However… if Qin Yu and them became the boss of a planet, then no matter how we search for them, we’ll still be unable to find them. That’s because we’ll be asking them to search for themselves.”  Said Emperor Yu with a self mocking smile. “I too had only just recently thought of this issue.”
“That’s right.”
Peng Demon Emperor’s eyes shined. He immediately turned around and frowned. “No, the experts that appeared in the Bird Clan all these years, my subordinates had kept track of all of them. If Qin Yu and his brothers were to become a boss of a planet, their strength would at the very least be that of a Emperor level. However, according to my records, there are no three people that fits the condition.”
“Brother  Zong  Yan,  you’re  mistaken.”   At  this  moment, Emperor Yu’s train of thought was extremely free-flowing. “Had you forgotten that this Qin Yu possesses the Ten Thousand Beasts Atlas? He has a large amount of subordinates. I reckon there are over a thousand Demon King level experts. You must know that in some ordinary planets, the bosses there are merely Demon Kings. If he were to let his subordinate control this planet and hide himself in the back, then how would your men be able to find him?” Once Emperor Yu said these words, the Peng Demon Emperor suddenly came to a realization.
“That’s  right.  Haha…   I  understand  now.”   Peng  Demon Emperor laughed loudly and said. “Qin Yu had arrived in the Bird Clan’s territory some three hundred years ago. There were about a hundred years difference in the three times that he showed up. In that case… I’ll order my subordinate to search the newly emerged bosses in the Bird Clan’s territory of the past three hundred years.”
“Brother Zong Yan is truly brilliant.” Flattered Emperor Yu.

“Haha…” Peng Demon Emperor laughed out loud. Immediately after, he spread his Demon Awareness and immediately covered the entire Imperial Palace. He immediately discovered level eight Demon Emperor Liu Tu and sent a voice transmission to him. “Liu Tu, come over immediately.”
In a blink of an eye. Demon Emperor Liu Tu had appeared. Liu Tu bowed and said. “What might Your Majesty have for me?”
“Liu Tu, go and search exactly how many planets had new bosses within the past three hundred years! After you finished your search, immediately report back. No delay is allowed.” Shouted the Peng Demon Emperor.

“Yes,  Your  Majesty.”  Upon  seeing  the  tone  that  the  Peng Demon Emperor spoke with, Liu Tu knew that this matter is of extreme urgency. Immediately, he bowed, left the place and started working.

“Brother Feng Yu, let’s continue drinking and wait for the news to come.”  At this moment, the Peng Demon Emperor’s mood was extremely good. In the past hundred years, there had been no thread leading to Qin Yu at all. Although Emperor Yu’s idea might not necessarily work, but it possessed feasibility.

“Drink.” Emperor Yu also raised his wine cup.

In merely two hours.

“Your Majesty, this is the information regarding the new bosses of the planets within the Bird Clan’s territory within the past three hundred years.” Liu Tu had immediately arrived in front of the Peng Demon Emperor and handed over the jade slip in his hand. “Your Majesty, majority of the planets are controlled by a family for several hundred thousand to several millions of years. There are not many planets within the entire Bird Clan’s territory that had changed hands within the last several hundred years. There are a total of eight of them.”
In the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm that can be said to be boundless, only eight planets have changed hands in the Bird Clan’s territory. It was truly not many.

The Peng Demon Emperor held the jade slip in his hand. He swept through it with his Demon Awareness. Immediately, he lightly smiled and said. “Four amongst these eight are most probable.” As he said that, he passed the jade slip to Emperor Yu beside him. Emperor Yu did not say anything and immediately took the jade slip and looked through it with his Immortal Awareness.

Soon after, Emperor Yu raised his boss and looked to the Peng  Demon  Emperor  with  a  smile.  “Brother  Zong  Yan,  of these eight, four of them are likely to be bosses that are changed by the time when Qin Yu escaped. Two of these four had their bosses changed right when Qin Yu arrived at the Bird Clan’s territory. One of them had their boss changed after Qin Yu killed Bai Feng. The last of them changed their boss after Qin Yu returned after the Cyan Emperor’s Divine Tribulation.”
“That’s  right,  these  four  planets  are  the  most  probable. However, the other four are also probable.”  The Peng Demon Emperor nodded and said.

Merely, both Emperor Yu and the Peng Demon Emperor knew that it was only a possibly. It might be possible that their speculation would not hold up at all and Qin Yu and his brothers had instead stayed in the Qingyu Immortal Mansion the entire time. “Big brother Feng Yu, you sought for me?”  Mystic Emperor Xuan Xi suddenly appeared.

Emperor Yu nodded and said while smiling. “That’s right, brother Zong Yan and I had came to a speculation. If we are to be correct in our speculation, it is very possible for us to be able to find Qin Yu and his brothers and even kill them this time around.”
“Really?” Xuan Xi’s mood had also turned cheerful.

Peng Demon Emperor Zong Yan also nodded.

Emperor Yu’s expression suddenly grew solemn. He slowly said.  “This  time  around,  no  matter  what,  we  cannot  alert them. We must certainly be able to… kill them with a single strike. If they were to discover us, we must not allow them to escape.”
“That’s right.”  Peng Demon Emperor also nodded. He was also able to deeply sense the pressure that the three brothers brought upon him. 
“Brother Zong Yan, that’s why I believe that this time, when we are to inspect these eight planet bosses, all three of us must set off together. Once we discover them, the three of us are to immediately kill them.”  A cold light shined through Emperor Yu’s eyes.

Peng Demon Emperor also nodded. “We’ll go and personally inspect every single one of them. After all, there are only eight of them. We’ll start off with the most probable four.”
“Mn…” Emperor Yu slightly nodded.

On a starry sky.

Peng Demon Emperor, Emperor Yu, Mystic Emperor, Ao Ku and Liu Tu were all standing in the sky. Emperor Yu’s Immortal Awareness was spread open. This planet was their first target. The boss of this planet was someone who had turned into the planet’s hegemon when Qin Yu had just step foot into the Demon Realm. “How is it?” Peng Demon Emperor looked to Emperor Yu.

Of the five, Emperor Yu possessed the highest level soul. Furthermore, he had already seen Bai Ling, Ye Qu, Ao Wuxu and them before when they were watching the Cyan Emperor’s Divine Tribulation on the Ridge Peak Star. Thus, he was naturally familiar of their auras.

“None. There is no one in this planet that possesses the aura of the people with Qin Yu or that Bai Ling.” Said Emperor Yu as he shook his head.

Peng Demon Emperor’s brows creased. He then said. “Let’s go, we’ll go and try out the next planet.”
When the Peng Demon Emperor, Emperor Yu and the other three were bitterly searching for Qin Yu and them, Qin Yu and his brothers were still peacefully training in the Jiang Lan’s Realm. This time around, it was unlikely for Qin Yu and his brothers to exit the Jiang Lan’s Realm until they reach a level where they can handle the Peng Demon Emperor. Flowing Mist Star. Five Willows Palace. In the back garden of the Pure Flow Mansion.
Bai Ling and her daughter Hei Tong was sitting beside the cluster of flowers. They were currently looking at the open space in the middle of the garden where Wu Lan was currently instructing Guo Fan. Wu Lan, unlike Ye Qu and Ao Wuxu, did not try his utmost to bitterly train. Instead, he was living a quiet and cozy life on the Flowing Mist Star.

Occasionally, he would play with Hei Tong. Occasionally, he would go fishing or drink tea. And occasionally, he would give some directions to Guo Fan.

“Uncle Wu Lan, is this right?” Guo Fan once again threw his right fist frontward. The space where his fist went through appeared to had been compressed instantly and was giving off a frozen repressiveness.

In actuality, Guo Fan’s fist did not contain any energy. It was a fist that was thrown with merely strength and muscles. There was nothing that can be done… when training in the garden, if he were to use the Demon Elemental Energy within his body, then it was likely that Guo Fan would had smashed the entire garden to pieces with a single fist. Thus, he could only train like this. Fortunately, what he was learning was the methods of using one’s fist. Therefore, it didn’t matter even if he didn’t use any energy.

“Haha… it’s not bad.” Wu Lan nodded joyously. Afterwards, he looked toward Hei Tong who sat afar. “Little Tong, your husband is truly not bad. His attack technique is similar to my own. He could indeed learn my martial technique. Merely, this is about it for today, I’ll teach him again tomorrow.”
Hei Tong immediately ran over to Wu Lan, grabbed his arm and started to act coquettishly. “Uncle Wu Lan, just teach him for two more hours. Up till now, you’ve only demonstrated three times. How would Big Brother Guo Fan be able to learn your technique that easily? Uncle Wu Lan~~~”
“Sigh, okay, okay.” Said Wu Lan as he pampered Hei Tong. Immediately after, Wu Lan looked to Guo Fan. “Guo Fan, open your eyes wide. Make sure to also use your Demon Awareness to carefully observe. As to how I execute my fist, the method of the fist, you must comprehend it yourself in order for it to become yours.”
After he finished saying that, Wu Lan looked to the front indifferently.

He lightly grasped his right fist and struck it out slowly yet fast. At the time when Wu Lan threw his fist out, the surrounding space appeared to had been frozen. Wu Lan’s fist had completely pierced through the space.

“Buzz~~~”
A faint air ripple had appeared in the surrounding.

Fortunately, Wu Lan had not used any energy with his fist strike. It was merely done with his comprehension of the way of the fist. Even without any energy behind it, it was able to give rise to such a result. If he were to use his energy with the fist, then the might of the fist was something that can well be imagined.

“Did you manage to see it clearly?”  Wu Lan looked to Guo Fan.

Guo Fan frowned and shook his head. Immediately after, he walked to the side and started to slowly throw his fists forward one by one. He was trying to unceasingly experience the new sensation. Wu Lan smiled as he saw this scene. At the same time, he walked to the table on the side, picked up a cup of tea and started to slowly drink it.

However, Wu Lan and them were completely oblivious that at this moment, the Peng Demon Emperor and them had already arrived on the Flowing Mist Star.

The sudden emergence of the Five Willows Palace was indeed a matter that had happened within the past three hundred years. It was one of the eight places under suspicion. At this moment, in the sky above the oceans of the the Flowing Mist Star stood Emperor Yu, Peng Demon Emperor, Mystic Emperor, Ao Ku and Liu Tu. 
“Brother  Feng  Yu,  check  it  out.”   Said  the  Peng  Demon Emperor.

Emperor Yu nodded and once again began to spread his Immortal Awareness. The Immortal Awareness of a level nine Immortal Emperor instantly covered the entire Flowing Mist Star. Naturally, his Immortal Awareness also covered the Five Willows Palace. Naturally, Wu Lan, Guo Fan and them were discovered.

“Bai Ling, I’ve discovered Bai Ling’s aura.” Emperor Yu said to Peng Demon Emperor with a pleasantly surprised tone.

“Really?”  The  Peng  Demon  Emperor  also  had  an  ecstatic expression on his face.

To search eight planets, they were already prepared for failure. After all, Qin Yu and his brothers’ ability to hide themselves had caused Peng Demon Emperor and them to suffer immensely. “What  about  Hei  Yu  and  his  brothers?”   Peng  Demon Emperor immediately asked.

Emperor Yu frowned and shook his head. “None. I only see Bai Ling and a girl that’s very intimate with her. At the same time, there are two males. One of them possessed the strength of level eight Demon Emperor while the other wasn’t even at the level of Demon King.”
“Level eight Demon Emperor? Who?” Peng Demon Emperor was suspicious. Level eight Demon Emperor, all of them possessed widespread reputation.

“I don’t know.” Emperor Yu shook his head. Immediately after, he said puzzled. “Even during the time on the Ridge Peak Star when we were watching the Cyan Emperor’s Divine Tribulation, I had also not seen this man.” Wu Lan had indeed not watched the Cyan Emperor’s Divine Tribulation. That was because… Wu Lan didn’t feel like watching it.

Peng Demon Emperor’s brows creased. “It would appear that he ought to be a Demon Emperor from the third layer of the Ten Thousand Beasts Atlas.” “Mn.” Emperor Yu nodded and said. “Although I did not manage to find Qin Yu and his brothers, but let’s first capture Bai Ling and them. Furthermore, I sense that girl appears to be very intimate with Bai Ling. Ah, it’s her daughter.”
Emperor Yu’s Immortal Awareness had covered the Five Willows Palace the entire time. Earlier, Hei Tong was chatting with Bai Ling and had called her ‘mother.’
“Daughter?   Hei   Yu   and   Bai   Ling’s   daughter?”     An indescribable light was flickering in the Peng Demon Emperor’s eyes.

“Good, let’s proceed immediately. It’s a bit hard to capture that level eight Demon Emperor alive, we’ll kill him directly. As for the rest of them…  capture them all alive.”  The Peng Demon Emperor had gave the order directly. “Let’s go.”
Immediately, the five of them disappeared from the sky above the ocean and appeared in the sky above the Five Willows Palace. 
Wu Lan’s soul realm’s level was not strong, it was merely at a level eight Demon Emperor level. However, during the moment when Emperor Yu had spread out his Immortal Awareness and covered the entire Flowing Mist Star, Wu Lan had a foreboding sensation. However, he was unable to
instantly find the reason.

Wu Lan who had sensed something immediately raised his head up.
What he saw was five people suddenly appearing in the sky above them. It was precisely the Peng Demon Emperor, Emperor Yu and them. Upon seeing this group of people’s sudden appearance, Wu Lan’s expression immediately changed and immediately sent a Mind Voice Transmission. “Qin Yu, Emperor Yu and them have come!”

Chapter 2: Emperor Yu’s Death

“I’ll  take  care  of  that  level  eight  Demon  Emperor.”  Said Emperor Yu as he lightly smiled.

After he finished saying those words, Peng Demon Emperor, Emperor Yu, Mystic Emperor, Ao Ku and Liu Tu all turned into five rays of light and rapidly shot toward the Pure Flow Mansion below them. As for Emperor Yu, he specially shot toward Wu Lan to handle him.

Wu Lan stood up like a spear. He was calmly looking at Emperor Yu who was coming toward him from afar.

“It’s  been  a  long  time  since  I  last  fought.”  A  faint  smile appeared on the corner of Wu Lan’s mouth.

Wu Lan retreated his right fist toward his waist and started to slowly emit a black light from his entire body. Looking from afar, Wu Lan appeared to be completely covered by a layer of black colored liquid-like and flowing matter. “A level eight Demon Emperor dares to take me on, you’re courting death.” Upon seeing Wu Lan acting like that, Emperor Yu was unable to refrain from being slightly angered. The Great Emperor’s Sword that he held in his hand shot a sword ray that ripped through the sky and arrived in front of Wu Lan in an instant.

Wu Lan continued to stand there. His right fist was still beside his waist. Suddenly…
Time appeared to have been stopped, and space appeared to have been frozen. Clearly, Wu Lan’s right fist was shot out with a speed that appeared to be very slow. His fist penetrated through the space and collided with the Great Emperor’s Sword.

Wu Lan’s fist was very ordinary. However, his fist was covered with a flowing black matter and was thus no longer ordinary.

The Great Emperor’s Sword collided with Wu Lan’s fist directly. 
“Kacha~~~”  Like  a  frail  iron,  the  Great  Emperor’s  Sword instantly broke apart into seven to eight pieces. The fragments of the Great Emperor’s Sword slowly scattered in all directions. However, Wu Lan’s fist was still advancing.

“Bang!”
His fist had penetrated through Emperor Yu’s abdomen.

In the silence, everyone’s heartbeat sounded like rolling thunder. Everyone present was looking at Wu Lan with a dumbfounded expression; including the Peng Demon Emperor that had prepared to go and capture Bai Ling.

Emperor Yu, a grand level nine Immortal Emperor, was actually unable to even land a single move against a level eight Demon Emperor. Furthermore… even his Mid Quality Divine Sword, the Great Emperor’s Sword, was shattered by this level eight Demon Emperor with a single fist. What exactly was this level eight Demon Emperor’s fist composed of? “Could it be the Dragon Emperor? Or is he the same as the Dragon Emperor?” Peng Demon Emperor was dumbfounded.

As for Emperor Yu himself, he was looking at the large hole in his abdomen in shock. And at this moment, Wu Lan was holding onto a Nascent Soul in his hand. This Nascent Soul had already been pierced through by the black light that covered Wu Lan’s hand.

“You, you…” Emperor Yu was completely speechless.

At this moment, a series of scenes had flashed through Emperor Yu’s mind in an instant. There was the time when he first started cultivating. There was the time when he was high- spirited after being renowned as a genius. There was the time when he confidently and easily wandered the Immortal Realm. There was the time when he and Xuan Xi experienced love with each other. There was also the haughty time when he became an Emperor level expert. There was also the time when he became the ‘Emperor Yu’ of the Immortal Realm, the esteemed honorable and radiating moment when he attained the same status as people like the Cyan Emperor. However, all of this had vanished like smoke in thin air.

Regardless of what grand prospect or magnificent aspiration he had, regardless of the longings he had for the Divine Realm, everything was smashed to pieces by this fist. At the moment before his death, Emperor Yu’s gaze fell toward the Mystic Emperor who stood afar, toward his wife, Xuan Xi!

“No!!!” That extremely mournful voice came from Xuan Xi’s mouth. Red tears rolled down her face. Emperor Yu felt that his soul, being surrounded by the black light, was slowly dissipating.

With his consciousness fuzzy, Emperor Yu seemed to had seen a figure.

That man who had knocked him down from his utmost position, that man that had brought him numerous nightmares, that man with a miraculous cultivation speed.

“Qin…Yu…” With Emperor Yu’s final consciousness, he said these two words. Immediately after, his consciousness dissipated entirely.

“Boom!”
Emperor Yu’s body heavily collapsed onto the ground. The sound of the impact was something that resounded through everyone’s heart. Only after a short moment had passed did everyone react. And at this moment… Guo Fan, Bai Ling and Hei Tong had already been taken into the Jiang Lan’s Realm.

Qin Yu stood beside Wu Lan.

“Wu Lan is truly powerful.” Qin Yu took a glance at Wu Lan beside him. He was thoroughly shocked. This Wu Lan who had come from the Divine Realm possessed merely a level eight Demon Emperor level soul. Who would’ve expected that he was able to smash even a Mid Quality Divine Artifact to bits. Exactly how hard was his fist?

Qin Yu believed that Wu Lan was definitely able to pulverize his body with a single fist. 
Even if his ‘Nine Steps Dark Gold Body’ had reached the eighth stage after being in the Jiang Lan’s Realm for a thousand years, even if his body was now comparable in hardness to that of a Mid Quality Divine Artifact, that Great Emperor’s Sword that Wu Lan had easily smashed to bits was also a Mid Quality Divine Artifact.

“So strong!” Qin Yu felt that even his breathing had turned somewhat difficult.

Amongst the people that Qin Yu knew, it seemed that only the Cyan Emperor and the Dragon Emperor possessed such frightening strength. Oh, that’s right, there was also that mysterious Granny Yin Hua. As for the Great Ape Emperor and the Peng Demon Emperor, it was still difficult to tell whether or not they’re able to match up against Wu Lan.

“Qin Yu, I’ve said before that you possess an opportunity to make me fight. This time…” “Stop!” Qin Yu immediately said stop and break off Wu Lan’s speech.

Qin Yu was secretly laughing in his heart. Even if he didn’t continue to listen to what Wu Lan was saying, he still knew about Wu Lan’s intention. It was evident that Wu Lan wanted to use this time where he disposed of Emperor Yu as Qin Yu’s request so that Qin Yu would no longer had any more opportunity to request him to fight.

Holy fuck, his single fist strike was able to smash a Mid Quality Divine Artifact to bits, with a strength that abnormal, how could I let him off so easily?

“Wu Lan, remember, my request… was killing Emperor Yu my request? I had never requested you to do such. You killed him by your own intention. Therefore… this most definitely cannot be considered as a request I made toward you. I still have this request opportunity.” Said Qin Yu while smiling. At this moment, Qin Yu appeared to have completely ignored the Peng Demon Emperor and them. Wu Lan didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. “Then this Emperor Yu died for nothing?”
“Died for nothing?”  Qin Yu was slightly startled. Following which he realized what Wu Lan meant and then nodded his head as if that was obvious. “Mn, he died for nothing.”
“Qin Yu!”
Mystic Emperor Xuan Xi clothed in red from head to toe stared at Qin Yu with her hatred filled eyes. “Your subordinate killed my husband, yet you’re still here acting all hypocritical. Fine, in that case I’ll…”
Peng Demon Emperor waved his hand, stood in front of Xuan Xi and stopped her.

Peng Demon Emperor looked to Qin Yu and then to Wu Lan. “Who are you?” The Peng Demon Emperor felt threatened. This Wu Lan had indeed threatened him. Earlier, Peng Demon Emperor had noticed that… this Wu Lan’s point of attack possessed a very fast speed. 
That was right, very fast.

However, what was very strange was that when Wu Lan attacked, his opponent was able to clearly see the trajectory of his fist. The rate that the time flowed appeared to be very slow and almost frozen. Speaking of it from a certain point of view, Wu Lan’s attack… was very fast.

Fast to a frightening level.

“With my speed, am I able to dodge this man’s fist?”  Peng Demon Emperor suddenly discovered that he no longer held certainty.

“Who exactly are you?” Asked Peng Demon Emperor again after seeing that Wu Lan did not respond.

Wu Lan finally shot a glance toward the Peng Demon Emperor  and  said.  “Peng  Demon  Emperor  Zong  Yan,  your speed is indeed very fast… unfortunately, your attack power is not strong enough. You cannot injure me. It is impossible for you to kill Qin Yu when I’m present.”
Qin Yu was shocked.

Holy, the Peng Demon Emperor who possessed attack power close to that of a High Quality Divine Artifact was actually being described as being ‘not strong’ by Wu Lan and even unable to injure him. Wasn’t this a bit too terrifying?

At this moment, Qin Yu suddenly remembered a thing.

Fei Fei had said back then that when the Great Ape Emperor was commenting on the Demon Realm’s Three Great Emperors, he had said that the Dragon Emperor possessed a terrifying attack and defense but a subpar speed. As for the Peng Demon Emperor, he possessed a very fast speed, ordinary defense and also a weak attack.

Indeed… experts of the same level would give the same kind of determination. 
“Not only do you possess a weak attack, your defense could also only be considered as so-so. If you’re far from me, it might be possible that I cannot kill you. However, if you were to approach me… that Inherited Treasure of your Peng Clan might have to exchange ownership today.” Wu Lan continued.

Beads of sweat appeared on the forehead of the Peng Demon Emperor.

Peng Demon Emperor Zong Yan remembered about a matter. What Wu Lan had said to him was not much different from what the Dragon Emperor had said to him before.

“Your Majesty?” Ao Ku and Liu Tu looked to the Peng Demon Emperor. They were waiting for the Peng Demon Emperor’s decision.

Peng Demon Emperor’s countless years of haughtiness started to rise. This man in front of him actually disregarded him like so. Pend Demon Emperor grasped his fists and started to radiate with a golden light. At the same time… Specks of crimson colored dots appeared on the body of the Peng Demon Emperor. The crown on the Peng Demon Emperor’s head that was originally golden color had turned crimson color.

“Comparing the mastery of one’s movement technique, there are not many people who dare to compare with me. Even if I were to fight you in close combat, I do not believe that you’ll be able to hit me.” The Peng Demon Emperor’s eyes were shining with a crimson light.

Wu Lan’s expression changed. He muttered. “Those seniors of this Peng Clan had truly left enough assets. Seems like I’ll have to spend some great effort this time around.”
Seeing that Wu Lan’s expression had grown solemn, the Peng Demon Emperor instead grew relaxed. He realized that the man in front of him does not have the assurance of taking him on. Immediately, the Peng Demon Emperor ordered. “Xuan Xi, Ao Ku, Liu To, the three of you go surround Qin and kill him. I’ll take care of this guy.” “Yes.” Ao Ku and Liu Tu immediately accepted the order. As for Xuan Xi who was enraged, she had already set off to kill Qin Yu.

Qin Yu not at all concerned about being surrounded by the three.

“As my Nine Steps Dark Gold Body has reached the eighth stage, I shall test out my achievement today.” A smile appeared on Qin Yu’s face. His body was comparable in hardness to that of a Mid Quality Divine Artifact. On top of that, he had the recovery ability of the Life Elemental Energy.

Qin Yu was confident that he’ll be able to fight one against three.

“Qin  Yu,  die!”  The  Flowing  Great  Sword  that  contained within it the immense hatred of the Mystic Emperor was the first to arrive in front of Qin Yu. Qin Yu merely moved his body aside and directly stretch his hand out to catch the sword.

Catching a Divine Sword one handed! 
A faint silver light was radiating from Qin Yu’s body. Qin Yu grabbed the Divine Sword with his left hand whereas his right hand came smashing at the Mystic Emperor like lightning. Mystic Emperor Xuan Xi actually decided to take on Qin Yu’s fist head on. Her left hand turned into numerous mirages as it rushed forth to attack Qin Yu’s head.

“Bang!”  Qin Yu’s fist smashed onto Xuan Xi’s body. As for Xuan Xi’s finger technique, even though Qin Yu had dodged, it still managed to land on Qin Yu’s forehead. Xuan Xi’s body was merely jolted and not damaged in the slightest. Qin Yu was also not damaged in the slightest.

Qin Yu took a step back.

“Prepare to die!” Ao Ku and Liu Tu came with a pincer attack on Qin Yu from both sides. Ao Ku’s spiked club and Liu Tu’s machete both came attacking at Qin Yu. However, Qin Yu merely used his two hands to hit back. “Emperor   Yu   was   truly   good   toward   you.”    Qin   Yu continuously blocked several tens of strikes from Ao Ku and Liu Tu. However, he instead started to speak to the Mystic Emperor. “Unexpectedly, he was willing to part with his Divine Armor and gave that to you.”
Emperor Yu possessed a Divine Armor.

However, when Emperor Yu was killed by Wu Lan earlier, his Divine Armor did not appear at all. If he had his Divine Armor… the result would still not change. After all, even the Mid Quality Divine Sword, the Great Emperor’s Sword, had been smashed to pieces. Wu Lan’s attack power was obvious.

“Thus,  I  must  kill  you  with  even  more.”  Mystic  Emperor Xuan Xi’s eyes shined with fierceness. Her figure turned red. Once again, she rushed toward Qin Yu.

“I cannot waste any more time. Having been chased to kill the entire time, I shall let them know that… trying to kill me would sometimes cause you to pay a hefty price.” Qin Yu gave rise to a killing intent. 
Ao Ku, Liu Tu and the Mystic Emperor came attacking at Qin Yu almost simultaneously. To the left, Ao Ku. To the right, Liu Tu. As for the Mystic Emperor, she was coming from behind. At this moment, both Ao Ku and Liu Tu had entered their battle form.

Ao Ku’s spiked club came crushing toward Qin Yu’s left arm.
Liu Tu’s machete came chopping toward Qin Yu’s right arm.

Without any defense, only focusing on attack!

With the Nine Steps Dark Gold Body having reached the eighth stage, Qin Yu’s speed had also became even more frightening. Ao Ku and Liu Tu only saw the silhouette of a fist crashing toward their chests.

Their chests caved in. Their bones shattered.

“Explode!”  The two hands that Qin Yu had pieced into the body of the two started to shoot out tens of finger rays. Those extremely sharp finger rays easily pierced through Ao Ku and Liu Tu’s Nascent Souls.

And at this moment, Mystic Emperor’s sword split open a line of blood on Qin Yu’s back and knocking him forward.

“Eh?” Qin Yu looked to Ao Ku with puzzlement.

Liu Tu was killed with a single strike. However, Ao Ku… he actually split into two at the final moment. Qin Yu only managed to kill one of the two. The other one was unexpectedly still alive.

“Your Majesty, Qin Yu is too powerful.” Said Ao Ku via voice transmission. When he finished, without waiting for the Peng Demon Emperor to respond nor caring for what he might say, he immediately turned to a ray of light and started to flee.

Ao Ku was able to split into two. In actuality, both of them were his true bodies. It was an ability that he possessed as a Variation High Level Divine Beast. However, one of his true bodies was already killed by Qin Yu… if he wanted to cultivate another true body, it’ll be extremely hard to accomplish.

“Qin Yu is too powerful?”  Peng Demon Emperor who had heard the voice transmission was unable to refrain himself from glancing over to Qin Yu.

With a single glance, he had discovered that Liu Tu’s corpse had fallen onto the ground. As for Ao Ku, he had already fled. As for that Mystic Emperor Xuan Xi who had hacked Qin Yu with her sword, she too had stepped onto her Divine Sword and started fleeing after being unable to injure Qin Yu.

“They’ve  actually  all  left.  And  this  level  eight  Demon Emperor in front of me is also extremely abnormal.” Peng Demon Emperor had discovered a matter upon fighting Wu Lan.

Wu Lan possessed an extremely powerful defense, powerful to a frightening level. His attack power was also extremely powerful, so powerful that he could seriously injure him. Peng Demon Emperor understood that had he not used the final function of the Inherited Treasure right away which increased his defense greatly, then he would be unable to even take on a single hit
from this Wu Lan.

Peng Demon Emperor turned into a blur and arrived high up into the sky. He looked to Wu Lan from afar.

“You’re  truly  powerful.  Your  fists  are  extremely  fast. However, your movement techniques are inferior to mine… your defense is also extremely powerful. I sense that you resemble the Dragon Emperor. Merely, I don’t know when comparing your defense and attack with the Dragon Emperor, who would be stronger? However, the Dragon Emperor’s fists’ speed is far inferior to yours.” Said the Peng Demon Emperor indifferently.

Wu Lan retrieved back his hand, placed them behind his back,  smiled  and  said.  “The  Dragon  Emperor  possesses  an Inherited Treasure. On top of that, being a Five Clawed Golden Dragon is powerful by itself. Both his defense and attack are a rank higher than mine. Merely, his attack speed… is indeed significantly inferior to mine.”
“Qin Yu, I congratulate you on obtaining such a good helper.”
After the Peng Demon Emperor finished, he directly turned into a blur and disappeared. Peng Demon Emperor also understood this in his heart… that from today on, it was practically impossible for him to be able to kill Hei Yu.

Chapter 3: Bewitching God Temple

Peng Demon Emperor turned to a golden ray of light. At this moment, Peng Demon Emperor’s heart was extremely disturbed. His eyes were flickering with light unceasingly. “Never had I expected that Hei Yu’s big brother Qin Yu actually had such a powerful helper. It would appear that killing Hei Yu is now impossible. With Hei Yu’s potential and his cultivation speed, he would most definitely surpass me one day!”
“I should try to ascend to the Divine Realm at an earlier date and find the seniors of my Golden Winged Great Peng clan. If I were to rely on them and become their subordinate, I believe that  I  should  be  able  to  ensure  my  safety  then.”   At  this moment, the Peng Demon Emperor had no choice but to make the decision to try to rely on the seniors of Peng Clan in the Divine Realm.

Peng Demon Emperor stopped. He was preparing to use Greater Teleportation to leave.

“Hm?” Peng Demon Emperor flipped his hand around and took out a Transmission Spiritual Pearl. With a swept of his Demon Awareness, he came to know that this message came from Ao Ku… “Your Majesty, the Mystic Emperor and I are on the Green Blue Star.”
“Green Blue Star, that’s not far away from here.”
Peng Demon Emperor Zong Yan started to use Greater Teleportation. After three Greater Teleportations, he had arrived on the Green Blue Star and saw Ao Ku and Xuan Xi.

On a wasteland on the Green Blue Star. Ao Ku and Xuan Xi were both standing there. At this moment, Ao Ku’s complexion was somewhat pale. As for Xuan Xi, her eyes were somewhat red. She was giving off an aura of grief.

“Your Majesty.” Upon seeing Peng Demon Emperor’s arrival, Ao Ku immediately greeted him respectfully.

Upon seeing Ao Ku, Peng Demon Emperor Zong Yan was unable to refrain himself from sighing. “Ao Ku, this time around, everything had surpassed our expectations. Not a single one of us would have thought that Qin Yu actually possessed such a powerful helper. Moreover, his own strength had also increased by a lot. Liu Tu had died and you’ve also lost one of your two true bodies…”  Saying all of this, the Peng Demon Emperor was also unable to refrain himself from feeling disappointed and frustrated.

Ao Ku smiled bitterly. “Your Majesty, over two hundred years ago when Qin Yu came to save Bai Xin, I had fought against him. At that time, when I used my two true bodies, I was able to slightly push him down. Who would’ve expected that in such a short period of time, his strength would’ve surpassed mine by so much that he had became able to kill me with merely a flip of his palm.”
“Zong Yan.”
Upon hearing this voice, Peng Demon Emperor Zong Yan looked to the side. Immediately, he said. “Xuan Xi, you should stop grieving so much about brother Feng Yu’s death. Afterall, none of us had expected for that black and thin man to be that frightening. Even I am not a match for him.”
Xuan Xi naturally knew that the Peng Demon Emperor was unable to match up against that black and thin man. However, she still said coldly. “Zong Yan, I merely wanted to know… whether or not you’re planning to help me with avenging my husband’s death?”
Peng Demon Emperor Zong Yan frowned. He raged in his heart. He tried to kindly advise Xuan Xi yet she instead possessed no sense of propriety. With his strength, although he might be inferior to Wu Lan, he was still much more powerful than Xuan Xi.

“Xuan Xi, do not overestimate your own capabilities. In the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm, it’s completely impossible for you to kill Qin Yu. I would also not mix myself into it. This is  all  that  I  have  to  say,  farewell.”  Said  the  Peng  Demon Emperor coldly. Immediately after he shouted to Ao Ku. “Ao Ku, return back with me.”
“Good. Good.” Xuan Xi was so angry that her face had turned blue. Her entire body was shivering. “Zong Yan, I will avenge my husband myself. Farewell!” After she finished saying that, she immediately used Greater Teleportation and disappeared. Peng Demon Emperor sneered in his heart. “After seeing Qin Yu’s true strength, you’re still thinking about trying to avenge your husband? Truly courting death.”
Immediately after, Peng Demon Emperor and Ao Ku had also departed from the Green Blue Star.

From this battle, the Peng Demon Emperor had lost a great general in his camp. Even Ao Ku’s strength was cut in half. Furthermore, the Emperor Yu who had roamed through the Immortal Realm freely for tens of millions of years had lost his life in this battle.

After such an occurrence, the Peng Demon Emperor would not dare to try to chase and kill Qin Yu again. As for the sole person who wanted to kill Qin Yu, Mystic Emperor Xuan Xi, she was of no threat to Qin Yu.

Flowing Mist Star, Five Willows Palace.

Qin Yu, Hou Fei, Hei Yu, Bai Ling, Guo Fan, Hei Tong, Wu Lan and Dong Xue were all in the main hall. Even the five Demon Kings that had constructed the Five Willows Palace were standing outside the main hall waiting for orders.

“Haha, delightful. Truly delightful. Wasn’t Emperor Yu planning to kill us? He’s finally been rid off. Wu Lan, you’re truly amazingly powerful. With merely a single fist, you’ve crushed Emperor Yu to death.” Said Hou Fei with excitement.

Almost everyone in the main hall was smiling.

“Uncle Wu Lan, what’s with you too. You’ve never set off to attack the entire time. If you would have shown your might earlier and taught that Peng Demon Emperor and them a lesson, how would they still dare to come after us then?” Hei Tong was secretly muttering on the side. Guo Fan, upon seeing that Hei Tong was speaking bad of Wu Lan, secretly pulled Hei Tong’s hand and said with in a low voice. “Tong Tong, be more respectful toward Uncle Wu Lan.”
At this moment, Hei Yu and Bai Ling were looking at each other and laughing. Upon seeing this scene in front of him, Qin Yu was also very delighted.

“Fei Fei, Xiao Hei, I believe that after this battle, that Peng Demon Emperor Zong Yan ought to not dare to continue to come after us now. It could be said as… we would be able to freely wander the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm.”  Said Qin Yu to everyone present.

When Qin Yu was saying those words, he also shot a glance toward the calm and easy-going Wu Lan. Although he was somewhat prepared for Wu Lan’s prowess, but it still surprised him greatly.

“This Flowing Mist Star is also very boring, where should we go to?” Hei Tong’s eyes shined as she asked.
“From this battle, we had also exposed the Flowing Mist Star. Although we believe that the Peng Demon Emperor would not continue to come for us, but it was also possible for him to be unable to keep his anger down and send subordinates to cause troubles for us. Although Fei Fei, Xiao Hei and I would not be afraid of that, but Guo Fan and Little Tong’s strength were still pretty weak. Furthermore… that Mystic Emperor Xuan Xi most definitely possessed an extreme hatred for us as Emperor Yu had also died. It was also possible for her to come for revenge.”
Qin Yu had a somewhat solemn expression.

Qin Yu understood very well in his heart that it was very likely for Xuan Xi who had went mad with anger to come seeking for revenge and then target the weaker people like Bai Ling and Hei Tong.

“It’s  very  possible.”  Hei  Yu’s  expression  had  also  turned solemn.

They cannot stay in the Flowing Mist Star.

“Let’s  enter  the  Jiang  Lan’s  Realm.”   Guo  Fan  suddenly suggested. Guo Fan had already married Hei Tong several tens of years ago. However, Guo Fan had never trained in the Jiang Lan’s Realm before. Unlike Hei Tong who loved lively places, Guo Fan instead liked to quietly train. 
Hei Tong also nodded. She curled her lips and said. “In this past hundred years, I’ve already grew bored of strolling the city. Since it’s so boring now, let’s return to the Jiang Lan’s Realm. However, Eldest Uncle… you have to agree to make me a beautiful island in the Jiang Lan’s Realm. At the same time, you must make me some beautiful palaces on that island.”
Qin Yu smiled and nodded.

Everything in the Jiang Lan’s Realm were things that Qin Yu could create with a single intention.

“Big brother, where should we go to?” Hei Yu asked. Since they cannot stay in the Flowing Mist Star any longer, where should they go to?

“I’ve decided to go stroll the Bewitching God Temple first.” Said Qin Yu with a smile. Qin Yu had wanted to go to the Bewitching God Temple for a long time already. Merely, he did not have the opportunity to go there all these years. “Bewitching God Temple.” Wu Lan’s eyes shined.
Immediately after he started to smile.

“Sure. Bewitching God Temple, let’s go to the Bewitching God Temple.” Hou Fei started to shout excitedly. Guo Fan and his wife Hei Tong’s eyes started to shine. They were also looking forward to the Bewitching God Temple.

In the boundless cosmos, Qin Yu used Greater Teleportation to travel from a planet to another. With Qin Yu’s Greater Teleportation’s distance, he had arrived on a easternmost planet on the Chaotic Star Field, the Bewitching Overlooking Star.

The Bewitching Overlooking Star was a flourishing planet. Furthermore, it was the most chaotic planet of the Chaotic Star Field. That was because it was the closest planet to the Bewitching God Temple. It was also the planet with the most Emperor level experts gathered there. However, not to long ago, after the negotiations of the five different powers of the Immortal Realm, Devil Realm and Demon Realm sealed off the entrance of the Bewitching God Temple, the chaos of the Bewitching Overlooking Star had also gradually disappeared. The amount of experts that remained on the Bewitching Overlooking Star had also grown smaller and smaller in amount. And today, three Emperor level experts had appeared here.

Qin Yu, Hou Fei and Hei Yu had just arrived on the Bewitching Overlooking Star. They immediately sensed the particularity of the Bewitching Overlooking Star.

“What’s happening here? How come the entire planet’s space is fluctuating? Furthermore, it’s an incessant fluctuation.” Qin Yu was completely puzzled. It was clear that one cannot use Teleportation and Greater Teleportation on the Bewitching Overlooking Star.

Hou Fei and Hei Yu was also puzzled.

Qin Yu spread his Immortal Awareness outside of the planet to search for the cause of the space fluctuation. However, the further Qin Yu’s Immortal Awareness departed from the range of the Bewitching Overlooking Planet and approached the Bewitching God Temple…. “Ah!” Qin Yu had a completely astonished expression.

Having been in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm for so long, this was the first time Qin Yu had witnessed such an astonishing scene.

“Big brother, what’s wrong?” Hou Fei and Hei Yu both looked to Qin Yu.

“No wonder one must fly through the Bewitching Overlooking Star in order to reach the Bewitching God Temple.” Qin Yu muttered. He then turned to his brothers and said. “Fei Fei, Xiao Hei, let’s go.”
Hou Fei and Hei Yu took a glance at each other. They did not know why Qin Yu was startled earlier. However, they still followed behind Qin Yu and rapidly flew out of the Bewitching Overlooking Star and into the boundless cosmos. They began to proceed to rapidly fly toward the direction of the Bewitching God Temple. After Qin Yu and his brothers flew for two hours in the boundless cosmic space, they had finally arrived beside the ‘thing’ that had startled Qin Yu.

“What is that?” Hou Fei and Hei Yu were completely shocked.

Qin Yu smiled. “That’s the reason why I was shocked earlier. Never had I imagined that… the Bewitching God Temple would contain such a boundless tear in space. The space here is tearing, restoring, tearing and then restoring incessantly. With such a large tear space, it’s no wonder that…the space was clearly fluctuating even on the Bewitching Overlooking Star that’s so far away from here.”
“Big brother, could this even be considered as a tear?” Hou Fei had his eyes wide open as he looked at the enormous tear located several millions miles away.

Even though they are located several millions miles away, the three brothers were still able to see that enormous crack clearly. Thus, one could imagine that the enormous space tear was at the minimum several thousand miles wide or even tens of thousands of miles wide.

A space tear that’s several thousand miles wide?

“This space tear is too abnormal. The width is one thing. But its length was at the very least ten billion miles long!” Gasped Qin Yu. Qin Yu was able to clearly see that this space tear appeared like a winding great river within the boundless cosmic space.

The source of this space tear ‘great river’, according to Qin Yu’s estimation, ought to be the Bewitching God Temple.

An enormous space tear that originated from the direction of the Bewitching God Temple and continued to extend to a length close to that of an entire star field. Just through imagining it, one would know how frightening it was.

Although the space tear was restoring itself, it could also start to tear in the blink of an eye. 
“A frightening energy was ripping apart the space of the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm incessantly. The source of this energy ought to be the Bewitching God Temple.” Qin Yu’s brows slightly creased. From merely this tear, one was able to determine how extraordinary the Bewitching God Temple was.

Hou Fei and Hei Yu also nodded.

To be able to rip apart a crack in space with a length of an entire star field and a width of several thousand miles, on top of that, this space tear was being ripped apart unceasingly, how powerful must this energy be?

“Come, let’s go check it out.”  Qin Yu’s eyes were bright and full of expression. Toward the peculiar and miraculous things, Qin Yu was extremely willing to explore them. And now, he very much wanted to check out what exactly was the Bewitching God Temple for it to be able to continuously rip apart space and create such an enormous tear in space.

The three brothers flew side by side. 
Even with the current astonishing speed that the three brothers possessed, they still spent two entire days before they managed to approach the Bewitching God Temple.

“Big brother…” Both Hou Fei and Hei Yu had an astonished appearance.

“My estimation was wrong. It’s not a single space tear but instead a series of tears!”  Upon seeing the scene before him, Qin Yu was unable to refrain himself from admitting that he had underestimated the frightfulness of the Bewitching God Temple.

According to the narration written on the Interstellar Map, the ‘thing’ before them ought to be the Bewitching God Temple.

Why was it called a ‘thing’? That was because what stood in front of them did not had an appearance of a ‘temple’ at all. Instead, he had the appearance of an enormous planet. This ‘planet’ had a size a hundred thousand times bigger than ordinary larger planets in the cosmos. It was so big and beyond reasonable limits.

“This is the Bewitching God Temple?” Hou Fei swallowed a gulp of saliva. His eyes were wide like a ball.

“That’s right.”  Qin Yu nodded. He was also staring at the ‘planet’ of extremely terrifying size that stood before him. “To be exact, the Bewitching God Temple is inside it. A substance covered the outside of it. Only through passing this substance would one enter the Bewitching God Temple.”
“Does  it  require  such  a  large  scale  thing  to  protect  the Bewitching God Temple?” Hei Yu was also shocked.

This planet in front of them, the surface of one half of the planet was black whereas the other half was golden. Qin Yu was able to tell right away that this golden half was composed of a countless amount of Cosmic Fragmentary Golden Stream. As for what the other half of the planet, the black specks that composed it, was, Qin Yu was unable to tell.

However, Qin Yu knew that it ought to be a substance that possessed the same rank as Cosmic Fragmentary Golden Stream.
With one half being Cosmic Fragmentary Golden Stream and the other half being a stream of black specks, the two halves were both in the shape of a semicircle. When the two of them folded and connected with each other, they took the shape of a sphere. It was likely that once they pass through this layer of protective barrier, they’ll be able to reach the Bewitching God Temple.

“So many Cosmic Fragmentary Golden Stream, this was the most that I had seen gathered in a single place. This Cosmic Fragmentary Golden Stream and that stream of black speck appeared to be truly terrifying. The location where the two of them met was actually rubbing and colliding with each other unceasingly. Their friction had even give birth to Divine Flames, their collisions had created space tears. Terrifying. Terrifying!” Qin Yu was speechless.

Indeed, on the ring where the two frightening energies met were numerous black flames. That was the Divine Flame created by the friction and collisions. Due to the fact that the two energies were too powerful, their collisions had even give birth to space tears. All of these tears were long to a frightening level. There are some on the top, some on the bottom, some toward the north, some toward the south… The space tears that Qin Yu and his brothers had encountered earlier was one of the many.

“The  Bewitching  God  Temple  has  two  entrance  channels. That ought to be one of the two.” Qin Yu pointed to a far away location, the central part of the golden semisphere. That was because there are the aura of Emperor level experts gathered there.

Chapter 4: Changing Target

“There are indeed quite a lot of people there.”  Hei Yu also nodded and said. Currently, Qin Yu and his brothers were not far away from the entrance. Thus, Hei Yu and Hou Fei were also able to notice the aura of those Emperor level experts. Immediately after, Qin Yu and his brothers proceeded to fly toward the entrance.

Only when they got closer to the entrance did Qin Yu manage to truly sense how enormous that half planet composed of Cosmic Fragmentary Golden Stream was. It could even be considered as being boundless.
When looking from afar, all they saw was still a sphere. When they flew closer, Qin Yu and his brothers instead managed to clearly sense that it instead appeared like a plane. A boundless amount of Fragmentary Gold was covering everything. With a glance, the entire place appeared to be golden. There was only a single place, a circular hole with a diameter of about ten meters, that wasn’t golden.

This circular hole appeared to be black colored from the distance. Merely, weak lights would occasionally be seen in it. 
Qin Yu and his brothers flew to the front of that circular hole.

“Mn?” Qin Yu frowned.

According to the information on the Interstellar Map, the entrance to the Bewitching God Temple should be open. However now, Qin Yu instead found that… the entrance tunnel had been sealed. A layer of transparent membrane covered the circular hole. Different kinds of light were circulating through the surface of the transparent membrane.

“Immortal Elemental Energy, Demon Elemental Energy, Devil Elemental Energy, there’s actually three different kinds of energy auras.” Qin Yu frowned. The transparent membrane formed by the barrier actually had numerous different auras flowing through it.

Qin Yu was able to discover, with his Immortal Awareness, that behind the membrane, or inside the circular hole, was a group of Emperor level experts. 
Suddenly…
“The three of you are to depart from here quickly. All the major powers within the Immortal Realm, Devil Realm and the Demon Realm came to an agreement to seal off the Bewitching God Temple. No one is allowed to enter it.”
A voice transmission sounded in Qin Yu and his brothers’ minds.

Qin Yu was even able to see through the transparent membrane and saw the numerous silhouettes located seven to eight meters behind the transparent membrane. The person who had sent them the voice transmission was certainly one of them.

“Big brother, what’s going on? How come the entrance has been sealed?” Asked Hou Fei in confusion. “Furthermore, it’s a decision agreed upon by all the powers of the three realms. What exactly is going on?” Qin Yu shook his head. He was completely ignorant toward this matter.

“Let me go and ask Ao Wuming.” Qin Yu directly took out the Transmission Secret Array from the Jiang Lan’s Realm. The Transmission Secret Array was floating in the cosmic space. Qin Yu entered the Transmission Secret Array and sent a transmission to Ao Wuming.

After merely a moment had passed, Qin Yu walked out from the Transmission Secret Array with a frown on his face.

“How was it?” Hei Yu looked to Qin Yu.

Qin Yu shook his head. “Not long ago, the Peng Demon Emperor, Dragon Emperor and all the other leaders of the three realms, gathered in one place and came to a common agreement. According to the agreement… the entrance channel to the Bewitching God Temple would be opened once every ten thousand years. At all other times, it would be sealed off.” “Ten thousand years, how long must we wait for that?” Hou Fei said discontentedly.

Qin Yu shook his head and smiled disdainfully. “No. Even after ten thousand years, we would still not have the qualifications to enter. According to their agreement, after ten thousand years, only the Immortal Realm, Devil Realm, and the three leaders of the Demon Realm are able to send people into the Bewitching God Temple. Furthermore, the opportunity to enter is pathetic. The entire Immortal Realm only possesses a single seating.”
Hei Yu and Hou Fei immediately came to a realization.

The agreement by the leaders of the three realms was set so that they could completely exclude the solitary experts and other not so powerful experts, making it so that those people are unable to obtain the Divine Artifacts in the Bewitching God Temple.

“Truly despicable.” Hou Fei cursed in rage. Qin Yu sneered. “According to what Ao Wuming said, this barrier is called the ‘Eight-Nine Space Sealing Array.’ Its defense is so powerful that even if some level nine Immortal Emperor level experts were to join hand, they’ll still be unable to break through it. However, I instead want to test out whether or not it’s truly as powerful as he said.”
Qin Yu flicked his leg. The Nine Steps Dark Gold Body had covered through his body from head to toe. His strength had reached its pinnacle. Ferociously, he kicked at that transparent membrane.

Qin Yu was confident that this kick possessed the power to pierce through a planet.

“Bang!” A very light noise sounded. Qin Yu felt as if his kick had landed on cotton. His endless amount of attack power had been completely stripped away. The transparent membrane merely bounced, it was not damaged in the slightest.

Qin Yu was unable to suppress his shock. His entire body is comparable to that of a Mid Quality Divine Artifact. He was so powerful that he suspected that even among the Dinosaur Clansmen from the other parallel space, there are not many that are stronger than him. However, his full strength kick was unexpectedly unable to damage the barrier in the slightest.

“Big brother.” Hou Fei’s expression changed. “This barrier’s defensive power is indeed astonishing. I suspect only Wu Lan would be able to break through it.”
“It’s  best  for  you  all  to  stop  wasting  your  time  here.  It’s impossible  for  you  all  to  break  through  the  barrier!”   An Emperor level expert located on the other side of the transparent barrier said to Qin Yu and them via voice transmission. Clearly, they were very confident in the barrier.

Before they request for Wu Lan’s help, Qin Yu and his brothers decided to first try attacking the barrier together. However, encountering the Eight-Nine Space Sealing Array, Qin Yu and his brothers were unexpectedly unable to break through it even when attacking it together. Qin Yu tried every possible method. He even asked Hei Tong to help him with his persuasion. Finally, he managed to get Wu Lan to help him open this Eight-Nine Space Sealing Array. Afterwards, Qin Yu, Hou Fei, Hei Yu and Wu Lan attacked it together… Unfortunately, even when the four of them joined
hands and attacked it together, they were still unable to break
through the Eight-Nine Space Sealing Array.

“Big brother, what do we do now?” Hou Fei looked to the transparent membrane and then looked to Qin Yu helplessly.

Qin Yu also found the scene to be hard to believe.

His own attack power was definitely comparable to that of two level nine Immortal Emperors. Hou Fei and Hei Yu’s attack powers could both be considered as a level nine Immortal Emperor. As for Wu Lan, he possessed the attack power of five to six level nine Immortal Emperors. However, even with all of them joining hands and attacking the barrier together, they were still unable to break through it.

“One last time!” Qin Yu clenched his teeth. “Have Ye Qu and Ao Wuxu help us out too. I refuse to believe that with all of us here, we’ll still be unable to break through this thing.”
Wu Lan also looked to this ‘transparent membrane’ in astonishment. He was also unable to believe that this ‘transparent membrane’ actually possessed such an amazing defense.

Ye Qu and Ao Wuxu appeared out of thin air.

“Brother Qin Yu, is it true? Is this transparent membrane truly   as   powerful   as   you   have   said?”    Said   Ye   Qu   in astonishment. Qin Yu nodded. He was still completely shocked.

The defensive power of this thing was truly frightening. If one were to use this thing to surround a person, who would be able to escape from it?

However, Qin Yu did not know that the the Eight-Nine Space Sealing Array required seventy two Emperor level experts in order to set it up. To take out so many experts at once, there are not many powers that are capable of doing such. 
Secondly, this ‘Eight-Nine Space Sealing Array’ is extremely complicated to set up. To try to use this Eight-Nine Space Sealing Array to capture someone, it would be likely that before the formation array even finished setting up, the person they were trying to catch would have already escaped.

Thirdly, what was the most important was… the reason why the Eight-Nine Space Sealing Array in front of them was so powerful, was because the area that it covered was very small, merely the size of a circular hole. If the Eight-Nine Space Sealing Array were to defend a circular hole with a diameter of several thousand miles, then it would have been broken by merely Qin Yu himself. Other than it covering a small area, there was one more reason, the utmost important reason why it was so powerful… the people who set up the formation array are from the Immortal Realm, Devil Realm and the Demon Realm.

This Eight-Nine Space Sealing Array was very peculiar. The more mixed the energy of the people setting up the formation array, the stronger its defense. Originally, with merely seventy two Demon Emperor experts setting up the formation array, they were able to create a powerful enough barrier to block five to six Emperor level experts.

However now, the seventy two Emperor level experts had came from all three realms. With their energies being all mixed, the barrier’s defensive abilities increased by a lot at once. As for exactly how much the defense had been increased by, no one had actually tried to test it out yet.

“Everyone, be prepared, we’ll attack together.”  Said Qin Yu via voice transmission.

Qin Yu, Hou Fei, Hei Yu, Wu Lan, Ye Qu and Ao Wuxu all began to store up their power. Their power had all been stored up to the extreme.

“Attack!”
The six of them all attacked at the same time. With the six great experts joining hands and attacking together, their attack power was powerful to a frightening level. With a rumbling sound, the full power attack from all six of them had landed on the transparent membrane simultaneously. That transparent membrane actually started to vibrate violently. However, after a moment, it returned back to its undisturbed state.

Failure!

Unexpectedly, even with the six of them joining hands, it was still a failure.

Qin Yu and the rest of the six glanced at each other. Their eyes were filled with overwhelming shock. The current six of them possessed such powerful strength that even if a level nine Immortal Emperor were to stand before them, that Immortal Emperor would’ve likely be smashed to ashes immediately. However, their combined attack was unable to do anything to the Eight-Nine Space Sealing Array.

“Qin Yu, let me return to the Jiang Lan’s Realm.” Ao Wuxu took a deep breath. Ao Wuxu who had always been indifferent, proud and aloof rarely displayed expressions of shock. Yet at this moment, he had even given up. Even with the six of them joining hands and attacking it together, they were still unable to break through the Eight-Nine Space Sealing Array. With that, it was likely that there’s no way to break through it.

Qin Yu nodded and let Ao Wuxu return back into the Jiang Lan’s Realm.

“Hell, this, this, this thing is truly too abnormal. If we were to fight anyone with such a powerful defense, how would anyone be able to break through it?” Hou Fei’s eye were trembling. The defensive power of the Eight-Nine Space Sealing Array had completely jolted him.

Qin  Yu  started  to  laugh.  “While  its  defense  is  indeed astonishing, who would be able to instantly set up such a formation array while fighting? What you’ve said is simply impossible.”
Qin Yu had missed one point. In order to set up this formation array, there was also a need for seventy two Emperor level experts.

Hei Yu looked to Qin Yu. “Big brother, the entrance has been sealed and we are unable to break through it, what should we do now?” Hei Yu also didn’t know what to do next.

“While  the  entrance  has  been  sealed,  it  is  merely  the entrance in the Demon Realm that had been sealed. The entrance in the Dark Star Realm has not been sealed. Let’s go and use that one!” Said Qin Yu while smiling.

Both Hou Fei and Hei Yu’s eyes started to shine.

“Qin Yu, it’s best for you to stop dreaming.”  Said Ye Qu, laughingly. Wu Lan who stood beside them also nodded and said. “Qin Yu, only the people from the Dark Star Realm are allowed entrance into the Dark Star Realm’s entrance. There is no way for you to enter there.”
Qin Yu was slightly startled. He asked. “How did that come about?” “Just think about it. If outsiders were to be able to enter the Bewitching God Temple from the entrance in the Dark Star Realm, then what use would there be for the Peng Demon Emperor and them to seal off this entrance? Back then, Immortal Emperor Ni Yang possessed such a great relationship
with the Black Flame Lord and the White Profound Lord. However, even he was not allowed to enter through the entrance in the Dark Star Realm. You ought to be able to imagine how strict that rule is.” Said Wu Lan while smiling.

Qin Yu came to a realization.

Had Ni Yang been able to enter through the entrance in the Dark Star Realm, then he wouldn’t had ended up entering the Bewitching God Temple with Emperor Yu and the Mystic Emperor and finally even losing his life after being careless.

Qin Yu suddenly had an idea.

“Wu Lan, Ye Qu, do you know how the people from the Dark Star Realm identity whether or not you’re from the Dark Star Realm?”  Qin  Yu  asked.  From  Qin  Yu’s  point  of  view,  there ought to be both strong and weak individuals in the Dark Star Realm. With his current strength, there shouldn’t be many in the Dark Star Realm that could match him.

Wu Lan smiled and said. “I am not very certain about that. However, what I do know is that… no matter how strong a person from the Immortal Realm, Devil Realm or the Demon Realm is, they’ll still be easily discovered by those from the Dark Star Realm.”
“Haha, I shall try out that Dark Star Realm.” Qin Yu suddenly said.

Wu Lan and Ye Qu were slightly startled. Ye Qu immediately said. “Qin Yu, going to the Dark Star Realm, if you’re discovered you’ll be chased to be killed. Oh, that’s right. You possess the Blazing Profound Ring. Maybe things would take a turn for the better. However… the Black Flame Lord and the White Profound Lord both possess eccentric temperaments. While they were friendly toward Immortal Emperor Ni Yang, it does not signify that they’ll be friendly toward you.” Qin Yu however merely smiled.

Currently, he had only trained in two different martial techniques. The first was the ‘Stellar Transformation.’ The energy from the ‘Stellar Transformation’ was currently inside his ‘Stellar Space.’ Qin Yu did not believe that the people from the Dark Star Realm would be capable of discovering the energy from a different space.

The second was the ‘Nine Steps Dark Gold Body.’ This was a martial technique of the body. As the people of the Dark Star Realm were also people who trained their body, it might be possible for him to pretend himself as one.

Furthermore…
Even if he failed, with Qin Yu’s current strength, who would he be afraid of? It’ll be fine as long as he doesn’t anger the Black Flame Lord and the White Profound Lord. As for the Gold Punishment Lord? The previous Gold Punishment Lord had already ascended to the Divine Realm and who knows whether or not a new Gold Punishment Lord had been born. 
“Wu Lan, Ye Qu, you two had also accompanied Ni Yang into the Dark Star Realm. I want to know… if I were to use the ‘Nine Steps Dark Gold Body’ to pretend as a person from the Dark Star Realm, would those from the Dark Star Realm be able to tell who I am?” Qin Yu asked.

Wu Lan was slightly startled.

Ye Qu instead responded right away. He started laughing. “Qin Yu, I can tell you directly, that since you’ve trained in the ‘Nine Steps Dark Gold Body’ martial technique, it would definitely be impossible for anyone in the Dark Star Realm to recognize you if you were to disguise yourself as one of them! However, you can only pretend as someone who trained in the ‘Gold Punishment Sect’s’ martial technique.”
“Oh that’s right, you cannot use the Nine Steps Force! If you were to use your energy to attack others, you must use the golden energy! Only then would others not suspect you.” Said Ye Qu carefully. “Gold Punishment Sect? Can’t use the Nine Steps Force?
What’s that all about?” Qin Yu was puzzled.

Wu Lan who stood to the side explained. “We do not have a deep understanding of the Dark Star Realm. However, we still have a general idea. There are three great sects of martial techniques in the Dark Star Realm. They are respectively the Gold Punishment Sect, the Black Flame Sect and the White Profound Sect. The leaders of these Three Great Sects are respectively the Gold Punishment Lord, Black Flame Lord and the White Profound Lord; the Three Great Sovereigns! Everyone in the Dark Star Realm is certain to train in one of the Three Great Sects’ martial techniques.”
Ye Qu continued on. “My ‘Nine Steps Dark Gold Body’ martial technique focus mainly on the bones and secondly on the muscles. From looking at just the exterior, others could easily tell that it isn’t the martial technique of the Black Flame Sect nor the White Profound Sect. That’s because those two martial techniques both possess a distinct characteristic. As for the Gold Punishment Sect’s martial technique, they pay equal attention to both the muscles and bones. However, with your current strength, there is no one that can tell that your body differs from a body that is trained from the Gold Punishment Sect’s martial technique.” “The only difference is that the martial technique of the Gold Punishment Sect give forth to a golden color force when attacking! However, you’ve currently reached the eighth stage of the Nine Steps Dark Gold Body and your Nine Steps Force is silver colored. Thus, you must be sure to not use Nine Steps Force!”
After Qin Yu heard what Ye Qu said, he started to smile.

Golden colored?

Now that his ‘Stellar Transformation’ martial technique had reached the early stage Origin Realm, his energy was precisely golden. It just happened to be the one needed for pretending.

“Haha. I’ve decided. I’ll go to the Dark Star Realm and create an identity in the Dark Star Realm and then openly enter the Bewitching God Temple.” Said Qin Yu while smiling.

Chapter 5: Gravity Gathered Planets

“You’re really planning to go to the Dark Star Realm?” Hou Fei and Hei Yu were staring at Qin Yu.

As for Ye Qu and Wu Lan, they glanced at each other and then started laughing. Ye Qu laughed and said. “Qin Yu, if you were to try and pretend to be a person from the Dark Star Realm and wander the Dark Star Realm, then that would be truly interesting…. to be honest, I’ve been curious about the Dark Star Realm the entire time. Back then, when I was following Ni Yang, I did not manage to thoroughly get to know the Dark Star Realm.”
Hou Fei said helplessly. “Big brother, as you’re planning to go to the Dark Star Realm…. actually, I also want to go there. Dark Star Realm, that place is truly mysterious. It’s making my heart itchy. However, that place is hostile to the people from the Immortal Realm, Devil Realm and the Demon Realm and I also do not possess the ability to pretend to be a person from the Dark Star Realm like you.”
“Monkey, we’ll just ease ourselves and continue to train in the  Jiang  Lan’s  Realm.”  Hei  Yu  was  instead  smiling.  “Big brother’s cultivation speed is so fast. Even the current me feels like I am unable to catch up to him. And now, since big brother wanted go and wander the Dark Star Realm, we should stay in the Jiang Lan’s Realm and calmly train ourselves. Hehheh… with the gap in time being tenfold, we would definitely be able to catch up to big brother!”
Upon hearing what Hei Yu said, Hou Fei also smiled.

Precisely as Hei Yu had said, ever since Qin Yu reached the eighth stage of the ‘Nine Steps Dark Gold Body,’ Hou Fei and Hei Yu who are still both level seven Demon Emperors, had been trying hard to catch up the entire time.

With Qin Yu being in the outside realm and Hou Fei and Hei Yu being in the Jiang Lan’s Realm, they are confident that they’ll be able to surpass Qin Yu.

“Haha…actually, one of the reason why I am going to the Dark Star Realm is because I wanted to use the entrance in the Dark Star Realm to enter the Bewitching God Temple. The other reason is to check out this legendary Dark Star Realm.” Qin Yu was filled with excitement of exploring the unknown. 
In the eyes of the people from the Immortal Realm, Devil Realm and the Demon Realm, the Dark Star Realm is of the utmost mysterious. Even the Cyan Emperor and them had never managed to explore it thoroughly. The most they know is some of rough information about it.

“Qin Yu.” Wu Lan had a somewhat serious expression. “Make sure to not be too careless when you’re in the Dark Star Realm. Afterall, Ye Qu and I only possessed a skin deep understanding of the Dark Star Realm. It might be possible that the people from the Dark Star Realm might possess some method that we do not know about that could determine that you’re a foreigner.”
“Rest  assured.”   Qin  Yu  himself  was  instead  filled  with confidence. He said to himself in his heart. “I do not believe that the people from the Dark Star Realm could discover the energy in the Stellar Space.”
Afterwards, Qin Yu looked to the rest of them. “Fei Fei, Xiao Hei, for now, the two of you will stay in the Jiang Lan’s Realm and train or provide Little Tong and Guo Fan some guidance.” “Okay. Big brother, you also need to make sure to be careful in the Dark Star Realm.” Hou Fei was no longer laughing and playing. Instead, he said those words with a serious expression.

Merely, Hou Fei and Hei Yu knew of Qin Yu’s current strength. To be able to kill Qin Yu… there are not that many people that would be capable of doing that even in the Dark Star Realm.

Qin Yu flew in the boundless cosmic space by himself. His brothers had already entered into the Jiang Lan’s Realm. And now, as he is by himself, his speed could also now reach the fastest speed.

Qin Yu did not use his Divine Sword ‘Sky Piercer’ because his body was now comparable to a Mid Quality Divine Artifact. At this moment, he was rushing toward the Bewitching Overlooking Star with a frightening speed.

“Originally  I  had  planned  to  go  to  the  Dark  Star  Realm directly. However who would’ve expected those numerous space cracks had actually split up the space between the Bird Clan’s Territory and the Dark Star Realm, separating them.” Qin Yu had a helpless bitter smile.

Upon thinking of those unceasingly forming enormous space cracks over millions and millions of miles long, then no matter how strong Qin Yu was, he would still have to make a detour around it.

It was not a single space crack. Instead, it was a serious of space cracks. Qin Yu knew that he could not pass through those directly.

From the Bewitching Overlooking Star, Qin Yu had used the Interstellar Conveying Array and reached a planet to the extreme south of the Bewitching Overlooking Star that also bordered the Dark Star Realm. Qin Yu had set off to go toward the Dark Star Realm from this planet.

There were no space fluctuations in the surrounding of this planet. Qin Yu had first flown out of the planet and then used Greater Teleportation twice before he arrived on the region of the Dark Star Realm. 
On a planet in the Dark Star Realm that was very suited for the living of humans. There are rivers, flowers and plants on this planet. However, there had not been any people living on this planet for numerous years. Today… someone had finally arrived on this planet.

“What’s going on?”
Qin Yu frowned as he stood on the meadows. He used his Immortal Awareness to cover the entire planet and found out that there was no one else on this planet other than himself. “How could there be no a single person on this planet that is so suited for humans to live on? Majority of the planets in this cosmic space are desolated. There are rarely planets this beautiful. Instead of there being no one here, there should be a lot of people here.”
This was Qin Yu own determination.

However, Qin Yu knew that… the people from the Dark Star Realm ought to be very different from the people from the Immortal Realm, Devil Realm and the Demon Realm.

After looking around for a long time, Qin Yu was able to be sure that… no one had lived on this planet for a long long time. That was because Qin Yu was unable to find the slightest amount of human traces on this planet. Nature had filled the entire planet.

“I reckon that this planet is most likely to be on the edge of the Dark Star Realm. Let me continue onward and see. I do not believe that I would not be able to encounter someone from the Dark  Star  Realm.”  Qin  Yu  used  Greater  Teleportation  and disappeared from this beautiful planet.

After a month.

Qin Yu was standing in the middle of the cosmic space. He was feeling a bit helpless.

Everything was beyond his expectations. An entire star field! Qin Yu had explored a star field located on the border of the Dark Star Realm. However, he was unable to find even a single person on this star field. This star field was completely empty.

“I reckon that the Dark Star Realm possessed a territory of ten or so star fields. So why is it that there are no one in the star  field  located  on  the  edge?”   Qin  Yu  was  unable  to understand.

And now, Qin Yu had already arrived on a new star field.

Upon setting foot on the new star field, Qin Yu had a kind of indescribable sensation. He had a premonition… that he’ll be soon to discover people from the Dark Star Realm.

After merely half a month, after Qin Yu had used Greater Teleportation for dozens more times, Qin Yu stopped in the middle of the cosmic space. He was looking at a yellow colored planet located far away with shock. This yellow colored planet’s size was not big. The entire planet was likely only several hundred thousands of miles in diameter. 
“You’re kidding me!” Qin Yu had a face filled with shock.

Qin Yu had been searching for those beautiful planets that are suited for humans to live on as he had believed that those planets are the ones where people are most likely to live on. However, never had he expected… the first time he found the traces of people were on such a planet before him.

The yellow planet before him, had it been in the Immortal Realm or the Devil Realm, would’ve been a planet that no one would be interested in. No one would want to live on a planet with such an arduous environment.

However, Qin Yu had discovered with his Immortal Awareness at least ten thousand people’s aura on this yellow colored planet.

Furthermore, his Immortal Awareness was able to clearly see the appearance of everyone. At the very least, Qin Yu had discovered that… the people in the Dark Star Realm also possessed a nose, two ears, two eyes and a mouth. They were not much different in appearance compared to himself.

If a difference must be said, then that would be…
It seemed as if every single one of the Dark Star Realm’s people were relatively powerful. At least, in the ten thousand people that Qin Yu had discovered and examined, the majority of them possessed strength greater than a level one (Golden Immortal). Even the children that he came across all possessed strength of Dujie level. Some of the children were even at the Heavenly Immortal level…
[TL: IET forgot some words. He wrote level one but not what rank they are. Since the children are at the level of Heavenly Immortal, I’m assuming the adults would be Golden Immortal level. Dujie → Undergoing Tribulation level]

“From all the things on this planet, it seemed to be an ordinary planet of the Dark Star Realm.” Qin Yu was able to tell that this planet was very ordinary. The amount of people living there was also relatively few. 
“Whatever, I’ll go and check out this planet first.” Qin Yu had determined to enter the Dark Star Realm through this planet in front of him.

Greater Teleportation!

Qin Yu had arrived on this planet. However, at the moment when he first set foot onto the ground, Qin Yu had already discovered in astonishment that… this planet possessed a very strong gravity, an astonishing level of gravity.

“How could the gravity be this strong?”  Qin Yu frowned. However, this amount of gravity does not affect him in the slightest. “When determining a planet to live on, one must at the very least consider whether or not the babies would be able to live on it. With such strong gravity, would the babies be able to bear it?”
On the planets of the Immortal Realm with populations of over a hundred million people and numerous other ordinary planets like the Flowing Mist Star all do not possess a strong gravitational force. They merely possessed a gravity several times stronger than the Purple Mystic Star of the Mortal Realm.

However…
On this planet that Qin Yu had just arrived on, the gravitational force was about three hundred times stronger than that of the Flowing Mist Star. The same baby would weigh twenty three catties on the Flowing Mist Star. However, if this baby was to be on the planet that Qin Yu was on now, then… she’ll have to bear on a gravity of seven to eight thousand catties!

A newly birthed baby would have to bear such a gravity. Qin Yu was unable to refrain his shock.

“There are too few people on this planet. The total amount numbered only ten thousand. Although the planet isn’t huge, but for there to be only this few people… the majority of the places on this planet are still spacious and empty. Hm? There’s even ferocious beasts on this planet?” Qin Yu merely casually checked out the planet before deciding to pay attention to the two people closest to him, a man and a woman.

With a movement of his foot.

In merely a blink of an eye, Qin Yu had traveled a distance of several thousand miles and arrived in a ravine. However, right after he got here, Qin Yu discovered an astonishing thing…
The gravity had changed!

To be exact, the location of the ravine when compared to the location where Qin Yu was on previously possessed different gravities.

“Even though it’s the same planet, the different places on the planet  possessed  different  gravity?”   Qin  Yu  was  amazed. Suddenly, Qin Yu recalled his master Lei Wei. On the cosmos that his master Lei Wei was from, he had once described a type of planet, ‘Gravity Gathered Planets.’
The cosmos where Lei Wei was from was extremely progressed in science and technology to a point where humanity had practically covered the entire cosmos. They were even able to leap through the space between star fields. Thus, one could imagine how progressed their science and technology was.

A peculiar type of planet was mentioned before in the books that Lei Wei had left behind… ‘Gravity Gathered Planets.’
Gravity Gathered Planets possessed peculiar core structures. Unlike regular planets, Gravity Gathered Planets possessed extremely strange gravitational and magnetic forces that causes the different regions of the entire planet to possess different level of gravity.

However, the locations on the Gravity Gathered Planets with the smallest amount of gravity were still a hundred times stronger than those of planets that are suited to live on. Thus, in the cosmic space where Lei Wei was from, the Gravity Gathered Planets were planets that are unsuited for humans to live on.

“Could it be that the people of the Dark Star Realm live on Gravity Gathered Planets? Truly the world is full of extraordinary things. Master had written that the Gravity Gathered Planets are uninhabitable planets. However, in here, numerous people lived in such planets. There were even babies and  children.”   Qin  Yu  smiled.  Earlier  when  his  Immortal Awareness had covered the entire planet, he had already discovered the babies and children.

“The  location  where  I  was  before  only  possessed  gravity three hundred times that of the Flowing Mist Star. However here, the gravity is nine hundred times that of the Flowing Mist Star!”  Qin Yu looked at the two people who are fighting each other with a lightning speed and was unable to refrain himself from complementing how outstanding the people of the Dark Star Realm were.

The two people in front of him possessed only the strength around that of a Golden Immortal. In front of Qin Yu, they were naturally inadequate. When the two of them are fighting against each other, they were also speaking with each other nonstop. Qin Yu stood there and carefully listened to every one of their words. He gradually came to understand what happened.

“This is truly too barbarous. Consider it your bad luck, I’ll chose you.” Qin Yu lightly smiled and disappeared.

The two people fighting each other were a man and a woman. The woman possessed an sporty black short hair and milky white skin. Her body was soft like satin. However, she was vigorous like a leopard. She was attacking with her legs like lightning.

As for that male, he possessed a head full of dazzling golden hair. His explosive and terrifying power followed each and every kick as he firmly continued to kick at the woman.

“Xu Zong, although your attack power is a bit stronger than mine now. But it’s still greatly insufficient to kill me. Do not force me to take you down with me.” Shouted that woman. The two of them had fought each other for six entire hours now. Xu Zong laughed. “Haha…  Xiu Ya, although I had pursued you before and wanted you to become my wife, but you’d best not think that I’ll be lenient toward you because of that. Immediately leave behind the ‘Golden Core.’ I’ll spare you if you leave that behind.”
“In your dreams!” Xiu Ya angrily rebuked. “Had I not fought against that Metal Beast and injured my right arm when trying to obtain the Golden Core, how would you possibly be able to injure me? This Golden Core is something that I had attained through fighting with my life, don’t you dare dream about obtaining it!”
“You’d at the very least have to be able to survive if you want to use the Golden Core. Since you’re so obstinately persistent in going about things the wrong way, then I shall help you with your death.” That Xu Zong’s entire body started to shine faintly with a golden radiance. His attack power had once again increased by a layer.

It was evident that this Xu Zong had already decided to kill her. Xiu Ya’s heart was filled with hatred. Had she not fought against that Metal Beast, ended up seriously injured and even had her right hand brokened, how would she be forced to such a circumstance? Yet, in order to her order, she needed time, a sufficient amount of time!

“Despicable!” Xiu Ya grew even more hateful of this sunshine like Xu Zong.

Xu Zong’s hands and legs turned into a blur and came attacking at Xiu Ya with a rapid speed. Following a ‘kacha’ sound, Xiu Ya flew backwards. Her left arm had also been broken.

A malevolent smile appeared on Xu Zong’s face.

“Bang!”  A palm casually smashed onto Xu Zong’s face. Xu Zong’s head was twisted around. Immediately after, that palm caught Xu Zong’s head and grabbed Xu Zong up by his head.

Devil Technique, Soul Searching! 
“Dead.” Xiu Ya looked to the scene in front of her with shock. She was able to sense that Xu Zong’s soul had already scattered. His aura was also gone.

“It’s one thing to try to rob another’s possession, but bullying a woman makes you wrong. Especially wrong when you want to rob and kill a woman that you have once pursued. That makes you deserve to die even more.” Qin Yu’s voice sounded.

Chapter 6: Metal Beast

Qin Yu took a glance at Xu Zong’s corpse and sighed in his heart.

This Xu Zong was truly shameless. From the exchange he heard earlier, this Xu Zong seemed to have pursued Xiu Ya before and wanted her to become his wife. Although he did not succeed, Xu Zong still had the face to attack her.

Furthermore, with what Qin Yu had observed with his Immortal Awareness, Xu Zong and Xiu Ya ought to possess a similar level of strength. That young woman called Xiu Ya, had she not been previously injured, she would likely not have been forced to such a situation.

“The tougher and more durable the body, the harder it is to recover. With an arm broken, it’ll likely take a long time and energy to recover it. After having an arm broken, her strength had been greatly reduced.” Thought Qin Yu in his heart.

This is the weak point of almost every expert who trained in the body. 
Ye Qu had also said before that if the bones within his body break, it’ll be extremely hard to recover them. One could easily imagine how hard that would be just by comparing how hard it was to restore a broken Divine Artifact. Merely, as the bones are part of one’s body, when compared with restoring a broken Divine Artifact, it was still a bit easier.

As for the people of the Dark Star Realm that also train in their body, they are no exception.

“Thank you Lord for saving my life.”  Xiu Ya said to Qin Yu respectfully.

“I was merely passing by, do not care about it too much. Which village from the ‘Deep Mulberry Star’ are you from?” Qin Yu asked very casually as if he understood this planet very well. In actuality, everything that Qin Yu knew about were all obtained through the ‘Soul Searching’ of that Xu Zong’s soul.

In fact, Qin Yu had already learned from Xu Zong’s memories that  Xiu  Ya  was  a  cultivator  from  the  “Mulberry  Receiving Village’ of this ‘Deep Mulberry Star.’
Xiu Ya instead did not doubt Qin Yu in the slightest. She said respectfully. “I am a cultivator from the ‘Mulberry Receiving Village.”
“Mulberry Receiving Village? Mn, it’s my first time here on the Deep Mulberry Star. I shall go and check out the Mulberry Receiving Village first.” Said Qin Yu with a light smile. Xiu Fa was instead pleasantly surprised. “I can lead the way for Your Lordship.”
“You should heal your injuries first.” Said Qin Yu.

Xiu Fa bowed thankfully. She then started to sit on the ground and start to restore her injuries.

And at this moment, Qin Yu started to tidy up the information he had obtained from Xu Zong. At the same time, Qin Yu had also attained a comparatively thorough understanding of the Dark Star Realm. At the very least, he now knew a lot more than Ye Qu and Wu Lan. 
“So apparently, there are only three star fields in the Dark Star Realm that truly possess people. The other six are all spacious and empty with barely any people.” At this moment, Qin Yu had a complete understanding.

From Xu Zong’s memories, Qin Yu found out that… the Dark Star Realm possesses a significantly inferior population compared to the Immortal Realm, Devil Realm and the Demon Realm.

In the Dark Star Realm, the planets on which people reside, usually merely had a population of over ten thousands. Even on large planets, the population numbered only over a hundred thousand. Ordinary planets had a population of ten to twenty thousands and for smaller planets, their population only numbered several thousands.

It was a number incomparable with the Immortal Realm, where the population numbered in the hundreds of millions. Furthermore, the people of the Dark Star Realm only live on the Gravity Gathered Planets. Of course, Gravity Gathered Planets, is Qin Yu’s own name for those planets. As for the people of the Dark Star Realm, they address those Gravity Gathered Planets as ‘Origin Movement Planets.’ The number of Gravity Gathered Planets is awfully tiny. An entire galaxy would usually only have several tens of them. An entire star field would usually only have several hundreds of them.

“The number of people is truly small. An entire star field only has a population of around ten million. The three star fields combined only numbered a population of around thirty million. Dark Star Realm… is truly sparsely populated.” Qin Yu was unable to refrain himself from gasping in admiration once again.

In the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm…
Any ordinary planet would have a population of over a hundred million. As for greatly developed planets, such as the Blue Flame Star and such, their population numbered several to tens of billions. The population of a single planet easily surpasses the population of the entire Dark Star Realm. “However, there are more experts in the Dark Star Realm compared with the Immortal Realm, Devil Realm and Demon Realm combined.” Qin Yu was still shocked by this discovery.

According to Xu Zong’s memories.

There was an elder in every single Gravity Gathered Planet of the Dark Star Realm, protecting and administering the Gravity Gathered Planet. As long as nothing major happened, the elder would always remain in the ‘Elder’s Palace’ and train quietly.
There are certain to be an elder on a Gravity Gathered Planet. There numbered about two thousand Gravity Gathered Planets across the three star fields. In other words… there are around at the very least two thousand or so elders. And in order for one to become an elder, they would have to, at the very least, be an Emperor level expert!

With merely these elders, they already numbered over two thousand Emperor level experts! However, the number of Emperor level experts in the Dark Star Realm, was most certainly more than merely those elders. That’s because in each of the Three Great Star Fields that the people of the Dark Star Realm lived in, was a ‘Sacred Planet.’ These Three Great Sacred Planets were respectively the headquarters of the Gold Punishment Sect, Black Flame Sect and the White Profound Sect.

On the Sacred Planets, the number of Emperor level experts from each of those sects were most definitely numerous to a frightening level.

In addition to the Sacred Planets, there was another mysterious place that was certain to possess a large amount of Emperor level experts. In this place, the Emperor level experts were so numerous… that it was estimated that they numbered greater than half of the entire Dark Star Realm’s Emperor level experts!

“The amount of elders of the Gravity Gathered Planets and the experts from the Sacred Planets likely number nearly three thousand. However, this is merely half of the Emperor level experts… So many. The Immortal Realm, Devil Realm and the Demon Realm, it is likely that even with all of the Hidden Experts and other unknown Emperor level experts added to the list would likely not even number three thousand.” Qin Yu felt helpless in his heart.

The difference between the population was so great.

Yet the amount of experts in the Dark Star Realm was much more numerous.

This was something that one couldn’t do anything about. This was something that was determined by the time when the babies in the Dark Star Realm were born. The babies of the Dark Star Realm possess physiques that surpass those of the Immortal Realm, Devil Realm and Demon Realm’s babies. It was likely to be caused by generations of evolution.

At the same time, the Gravity Gathered Planets are also one of the reasons. With gravity that frightening, how could the babies possibly be lacking?

Ordinarily, the babies’ strength would increase rapidly after birth. Majority of them would have reached the level of level one Heavenly Immortal by the time they reach adulthood at the age of sixteen. Of course… in the Dark Star Realm, strength is mainly divided into three categories. Ordinary level, King level and Emperor level.

King level was comparable to Golden Immortal and Demon King. Emperor level was comparable to Demon Emperor and Immortal Emperor. As for the Ordinary level… it was comparable to levels lower than Golden Immortal!

In other words, in the Dark Star Realm, there was no such thing as Jindan, Nascent Soul and Heavenly Immortal. That was because as long as one was a person from the Dark Star Realm, even if one were to be lazy and not do any work, one would still easily attain the strength at the level of Heavenly Immortal. Furthermore, there is no such thing as the Four-in- Nine Heavenly Tribulation, Six-in-Nine Heavenly Tribulation or the Nine-in-Nine Heavenly Tribulation for them!

“This…  isn’t  the  Heavens  favouring  one  and  discriminate against the others?” Qin Yu was speechless. When the people of the Dark Star Realm reached adulthood, they’re already comparable to level one Heavenly Immortals. This was the difference. Those that are talented were even able to reach a level comparable to level one Heavenly Immortal while they are still children.

“Lord, I’ve finished recovering.”  Xiu Ya stood up and said respectfully.

The years of Xiu Ya’s training and cultivation were not long. She had not even cultivated for a hundred years. However, she was one who stood at the peak of the ‘Ordinary’ people and soon to become a King level expert. Even in the Dark Star Realm, her cultivation speed was considered to be extremely fast. After all, the people in the Dark Star Realm… as long as they do not encounter any natural or man-made disaster, they would have a near infinite life span.

From the moment of birth, they are able to absorb the energy of the Heaven and Earth, live without air, possess extraordinary strength and a body with a frightening level of hardness. This was what it meant to be loved by the heavens. “Let’s go together then.” Qin Yu nodded.

Qin Yu could only believe that the gap between people was so large. However, what he did not know was that although the people of the Dark Star Realm are extremely formidable since birth, there are actually people in other spaces that are tens or even a hundred times more formidable than those from the Dark Star Realm. This was the cosmos!

“Lord, Xiu Ya is very grateful that you saved her life. If Your Lordship has any request in the future, Xiu Ya would definitely try her best to fulfill them.” Said Xiu Ya, as she flew beside Qin Yu.

Qin Yu smiled and nodded. “Xiu Ya, never would I have guessed that you’d be able to kill a King level Metal Beast, when you’re not even at the King level yet. Truly outstanding.”
After being praised by Qin Yu, Xiu Ya’s face grew red. However, she ultimately said helplessly. “Had it not been for the King level Metal Beast’s Golden Core, that Xu Zong would not have used such methods against me.” “That’s right. To treat a woman like so, truly shameless.” Qin Yu sighed.

In the Dark Star Realm, the males usually possessed a bit greater talent compared to the females. Occasionally, there would be powerful woman. However, in general, it was still the males that’s more powerful. For example… the previous Gold Punishment Lord, the current Black Flame Lord and the White Profound Lord were all men. From such, one could see the difference between the two genders. It was not that there had never been a female Sovereign in the history of the Dark Star Realm, but… in the entire history of the Dark Star Realm, amongst all those Sovereigns, only a single one of them was a female! Thus, the gap between the genders was evident.

The people of the Dark Star Realm, the men would usually not bully the women, nor would they ever go so far as to mercilessly kill a woman. What Xu Zong had done, even if ordinary Dark Star Realm’s people were to see it, they would still kill him on the spot.

“Xiu Ya, for you to be able to obtain a Golden Core, it ought to be able to allow you to save a lot of cultivation time.”  The current Qin Yu was very familiar with this ‘Golden Core.’
Xiu Ya nodded. A smile involuntarily appeared on her face. “This is a King level Golden Core. At the very least, it’ll allow me to save a hundred years of cultivation time. Fortunately that Metal Beast had only reached the early King level. Otherwise, I would’ve been the dead one.”
“Lord, could you tell me what level you are? Are you a King level expert? What star ranked King level expert are you?”
Qin Yu knew that in the Dark Star Realm, there was a star ranking system for the King level and Emperor level. For example, amongst the King level experts, the weakest was an one star King level expert whereas the strongest was an eighteen star King level expert. As for the Emperor level experts, the weakest was also one star whereas the strongest was eighteen star.

Compared to the Immortal Realm, Devil Realm and Demon Realm, the Dark Star Realm possessed more ranks for the King and Emperor levels. 
“You asked what star King level expert I am?” Qin Yu was unable to conceal a smile.

King level?

Even though he had only reached the eighth stage of the ‘Nine Steps Dark Gold Body,’ it was still, at the very least, comparable to a fifteen star Emperor level. If Qin Yu’s Life Elemental Energy’s recovery ability was to be added onto it, then he would be comparable to a seventeen or eighteen star Emperor level.

Qin Yu suddenly started to laugh. “What level do you think I am?”
“Could it, could it be that you’re an eighteen star King level expert?” Xiu Ya guessed with a low voice. However, when Qin Yu heard what she said, he was unable to refrain his laughter. At this moment, Qin Yu’s Immortal Awareness discovered some ferocious bird beasts were flying over toward them to attack them. 
“Lord, exactly how many stars are you?” Xiu Ya, hearing his laughter, pressed for an answer. Her pure eyes were staring at Qin Yu.

Qin Yu smiled and said. “Stop asking. I just discovered three Bird type Metal Beasts flying over here rapidly.”
Xiu Ya’s expression immediately changed. Promptly, she asked. “What level?”
“They’re all King level. As for how many stars, you should be able  to  tell  once  you  encounter  them.”  Said  Qin  Yu  with  a gentle laughter. And at this moment, three enormous golden colored vicious birds had flown over.

Xiu Ya’s complexion turned pale in an instant. At the same time, she looked to Qin Yu with an appealing expression.

“You go first. Rest assured, I’ll look after you from behind.” Said Qin Yu while smiling. Upon hearing those words, Xiu Ya’s frame of mind immediately turned better. Soon after, she raised her morale and grew excited. With Qin Yu behind her, she would not have to fear about anything. Immediately, she shouted and rushed forward.

Displaying all the skills that she knew and using her nimble body, Xiu Ya was unexpectedly not defeated instantly.

Qin Yu stood to the side and watched. However, his mind was still in a state of shock.

“This Dark Star Realm is truly incredible. Metal Beast, where exactly did these wild beasts, whose entire body is composed of metals, come from? They possess immense strength but their intelligence is excessively weak.”
Qin Yu had been puzzled the entire time.

The Gravity Gathered Planets were not something that the Immortal Realm, Devil Realm and Demon Realm didn’t possess. It was just that there are no people on those planets and were considered as desolate planets. No one had ever paid attention to those planets. However, when Qin Yu used his Greater Teleportation, he had also searched through a couple of those Gravity Gathered Planets with his Immortal Awareness before. Yet, he had never discovered such a peculiar life form like the Metal Beast.

A Metal Beast with the strength of a Golden Immortal yet possessed such low intelligence?

And what’s the most strange was that!

Even in the Dark Star Realm, the other couple star fields also do not have Metal Beasts. Only on the star fields where the Gold Punishment Sect was located at are there Metal Beasts. Furthermore, these Metal Beasts were only born on the Gravity Gathered Planets.

As for the Gravity Gathered Planets of the Black Flame Sect, they instead had the Blazing Fire Beasts that are composed of a Fire attribute energy crystal. Their entire body was burning with flames. On the Gravity Gathered Planets of the White Profound Sect, there are Frost Ice Beasts whose bodies are composed of cold ice.

“What exactly is going on? On the star fields of the Gold Punishment Sect, the Gravity Gathered Planets have Metal Beasts. However, on the star fields of the Black Flame Sect, the Gravity Gathered Planets instead had Blazing Fire Beast. Could it be that the Gravity Gathered Planets of the two places are different?”
Qin Yu was filled with confusion.

He was unable to understand what sort of difference the different star field’s Gravity Gathered Planets possessed.

Currently, Qin Yu was unable to understand how the Metal Beast, Blazing Flame Beast and the Frost Ice Beast came to be. Only later when Qin Yu actually met the Emperor level experts of the Dark Star Realm did he managed to clear up his confusion. After all, those sort of things were not something that ordinary people from the Dark Star Realm like Xu Zong would know about. 
“Lord.” Xiu Ya only managed to last for a moment before being unable to continue to bear the three Metal Beasts.

Qin Yu smiled. Immediately after, his body moved. In front of Xiu Ya’s astonished eyes, Qin Yu instantly turned into three blurs and appeared before the three vicious Metal Bird Beasts simultaneously.

All three blurs outstretched their hand and grabbed. Instantly, the vicious Metal Bird Beasts’ bodies were all penetrated through and the core of those Metal Beasts… the Golden Cores were all snatched out.

Immediately after, the three blurs disappeared. Qin Yu had also returned to his original spot. This all happened in a blink of an eye. Had Xiu Ya not been looking at Qin Yu the entire time with wide open eyes, she would’ve thought that he had not moved at all.

“Lord, you…’ Xiu Ya suddenly sensed that the Qin Yu in front of her was likely a legendary expert that could match up to the elder of the Deep Mulberry Star.

“You can have these three Golden Cores.”  Casually, Qin Yu threw the three Golden Cores to Xiu Ya.

Qin Yu had killed three Golden Beasts in the blink of an eye and then threw the three Golden Cores over to Xiu Ya. The series of event had left her dumbfounded. She stood stunned for quite some time.

“Ah, Golden Cores.” Xiu Ya immediately dived downward and caught the three Golden Cores that had passed her stunned self and started dropping.

Chapter 7: Mulberry Receiving Village

Qin Yu did not care about the Golden Cores of the Metal Beasts. From Xu Zong’s memories, Qin Yu knew that these Golden Cores were of some benefit to the people from the Dark Star Realm. To be more exact, it is beneficial toward those who train in the Gold Punishment Sect’s martial technique.

“Thank you Lord.” Xiu Ya was filled with excitement. She was thanking Qin Yu repeatedly.

“Don’t mention it. These Golden Cores do not have much use to  the  current  me.”   Said  Qin  Yu  while  smiling.  Since  he planned to pretend to be a resident of the Dark Star Realm, he naturally had to pretend to be an expert.

When Xiu Ya heard what Qin Yu said, she immediately grew astonished. The ‘Golden Core’ possessed a very large usefulness toward those who trained in the Gold Punishment Sect’s martial technique. For example, even the ordinary King level Golden Cores are very useful to the seventeen and eighteen star King level experts. “Could  it  be  that  he’s  an  Emperor  level  expert?”  Xiu  Ya secretly guessed in her heart. Merely, she did not dare to ask.

“I believe we’re about to arrive at the Mulberry Receiving Village?” Said Qin Yu while smiling. His Immortal Awareness had already discovered a village not far away from where they were. However, even though he possessed Xu Zong’s memories, it was still impossible for him to determine whether the village was the Mulberry Receiving Village.

That was because the eight villages of the Deep Mulberry Star frequently migrate. That was because they would sometimes encounter herds of Metal Beasts and have no choice but to evade through migration.

“That’s right, my village should be located several hundred miles  ahead.”   Xiu  Ya  looked  at  the  surrounding  before nodding. Immediately after, she smiled and said. “Lord, the brothers and sisters in my village, they would definitely be very happy to see you.”
The cultivators of the Dark Star Realm adores the strong. 
As for Qin Yu, he was a strong expert not just in name only but also in reality.

“For now, you do not have to publicise my strength. I am only planning to temporarily stop by your village. I do not wish for your village to change too much because of me. After some time, I would also have to go to the Elder’s Palace.” Said Qin Yu with a light smile.

Qin Yu was already prepared.

How to become a member of the Dark Star Realm? When Qin Yu obtained Xu Zong’s memories, he had already devised a complete plan in his heart. Of course… before then, he must also learn the martial techniques of the Gold Punishment Sect.

Fortunately, in Xu Zong’s memories, there was a primary level of Gold Punishment Sect’s martial technique. The martial technique of the Gold Punishment Sect was divided into three different sects of three different levels: primary, middle, and advanced. In actuality, one could reach the pinnacle of Emperor level with any one of the martial technique sets. Merely, the efficiency of each sets of martial
technique was different. For ordinary people like Xu Zong,
they were only able to obtain the primary level martial technique.

Qin Yu and Xiu Ya continued to fly. Soon, they came to see a village before them.

“Lord, we’ve arrived at my village. If you do not mind, you could come and live at my place!”  Xiu Ya said with a smile. “The  residence  of  every  one  of  us  in  our  village  was constructed by ourselves. There are no empty residences.”
Qin Yu nodded and smiled. “In that case, I’ll trouble you.”
“You’re not troubling me, of course not.” Xiu Ya’s complexion turned slightly red. For an Emperor level super expert to come to her house, what else other than the greatest honor could it be? Especially this expert who was both handsome and possessed magnanimity.

“What kinds of stupid things are you thinking about?!” Xiu Ya abandoned the wild imaginations that she had in her mind.

Qin Yu did not know about what Xiu Ya was currently thinking. Instead, his attention was completely concentrated upon the ‘Mulberry Receiving Village’ in front of him. With his Immortal Awareness, he had casually inspected the entire village.

“This Mulberry Receiving Village is truly powerful. There are over a thousand people in the village. Other than several hundred Ordinary level people, the remaining thousand plus people are all King level experts. Xiu Ya ought to still be considered as a weakling in this village.”
Qin Yu had attained the complete understanding of the strength of everyone in the village. While he was investigating with his Immortal Awareness, Qin Yu had discovered one thing… the people of the dark star realm, over ninety percent of them were all training unceasingly.

They were either training in their own house, sparring with another, or training via fighting Metal Beasts outside the village. Only a small amount of them were chatting and laughing with each other.

“What a magnificent cultivation atmosphere.” Qin Yu gasped in admiration in his heart. “No wonder when Xiu Ya first met me, she introduced herself as a cultivator from the Mulberry Receiving Village. It would appear that every single person of the Dark Star Realm is a cultivator.”
At this moment, Qin Yu and Xiu Ya had arrived outside the village.

There were currently several hundred youths sparring with each other outside of the village. Upon seeing Xiu Ya, some of them smiled and greeted her. “Xiu Ya, you have been away for an entire month now. Did you manage to harvest anything this time around? You’d best not say that you haven’t even encountered a single Metal Beast.”
Xiu Ya raised her head up slightly and said confidently. “I encountered one. Furthermore, it’s a King level Metal Beast. I even killed it!”
As she said that, Xiu Ya took out the Golden Core from the Metal Beast that she killed. After showing off in front of her companions for a while, those couple teenagers all looked to her with astonishment.

Qin Yu was laughing in his heart. “It seemed like these teenagers are about the same age as Xiu Ya.” Just by looking at their strength, Qin Yu was able to tell that these couple teenagers were all not at the King level. They were even a lot weaker than Xiu Ya. Thus, he was able to determine that they ought to be about the same age as her.

“King,  King  level?”  A  teenage  girl  covered  her  mouth  in shock. At this moment, many of the people who were still sparring with each other had also walked over. A middle aged man amongst those people said laughingly. “Little Ya, you’ve killed a King level Metal Beast? Not bad, not bad at all.”
“Little  Ya’s  potential  is  very  high.  She  could  already  be ranked amongst the top ten for the people her age.”  Another middle aged man also nodded and said.

At this moment, a tanned and robust middle aged man with naked tops and wearing only trousers stared at Qin Yu. Immediately after, he looked to Xiu Ya. “Little Ya, where did this expert behind you come from? How come I have never seen him before?”
Qin Yu did not pay any attention to that robust middle aged man. While this robust middle aged man possessed pretty decent strength, he was likely comparable to a level eight Demon King, but in front of Qin Yu, he is still greatly inferior.

Upon hearing this question, Xiu Ya’s expression turned into one of anger. She said. “Uncle Si Liu, this time when I left the village, I had encountered a King level Metal Beast. Only through great difficulty did I managed to kill it. However, never would I had anticipated that Xu Zong from the Golden Sun Village would take advantage of my serious injuries, try to kill me and steal my Golden Core!”
“Xu Zong, is that the youth from the Golden Sun Village that had once pursued you?” The robust middle aged man called Si Liu said with a frown.

In the Dark Star Realm, each of the villages are usually extremely united. That was also the reason why Xiu Ya immediately showed off the Golden Core that she obtained in front of her brothers and sisters. However, similarly… two different villages are always under constant strife.

“Xiu Ya, what did Xu Zong do to you?” Many of the teenagers around were filled with anger.

Amongst them, a simple and honest looking youth said angrily. “The next time I see Xu Zong, I will definitely kill him.”
“Such a shameless, despicable and nasty person, he must definitely  be  killed.”   The  surrounding  youths  all  started shouting.

Xiu Ya instead started to laugh. “There’s no need for that, Xu Zong is already dead.”
“Dead?” The surrounding people were all shocked. Many of the people looked to Qin Yu who stood beside Xiu Ya. Xiu Ya nodded and said. “That’s right. When I was about to be killed, it was precisely this person who killed Xu Zong and saved my life.”
That middle aged man called Si Liu placed his left fist on his right chest. He slightly bowed and said. “Si Liu on behalf of Xiu Ya give thanks to you, friend. May I know your name, friend?”
What’s my name? Qin Yu was slightly startled. Immediately, he smiled and said. “Liu Xing!”
“Liu Xing?” Xiu Ya who stood to the side muttered. It was also the first time for her to hear Qin Yu’s name. “Liu Xing, this Mulberry Receiving Village thank you for saving our Little Ya. I am wondering if you would like to come to my residence so that I could be honored to entertain the distant arrival friend?” Si Liu’s manner was very courteous.

Qin Yu lightly smiled and shook his head. He said. “There is no need. I am only planning to stay in the Mulberry Receiving Village temporarily. After some time, I planned to go to the Elder’s Palace.”
Upon hearing the ‘Elder’s Palace,’ Si Liu’s attitude grew a bit more respectful. “Liu Xing, if you need anything, feel free to have people come and find me. In the Mulberry Receiving Village, I, Si Liu, manage nearly everything.”
“Lord Liu Xing, Uncle Si Liu is very powerful. In our village, only the village chief is slightly stronger than Uncle Si Liu.” Said Xiu Ya to Qin Yu.

Qin Yu slightly bowed and said. “If I need anything, I would most definitely come to you, Si Liu.” Qin Yu knew that for the experts of the Dark Star Realm… he cannot use their soul realm’s level to determine their strength. As for the strength of one’s body, it was something that was very hard to determine with merely Immortal Awareness. This Si Liu in front of him, his soul was merely at the level of level eight Demon King. However, as for how powerful his body was, that was something that’s hard to determine.

“Xiu Ya, you can bring me to your residence.” Qin Yu looked to Xiu Ya.

Xiu Ya smiled and said. “Sure, come with me.”
Si Liu then shouted to the surrounding onlookers. “You all, continue training. Stop wasting time here.”
“Yes.”  All the surrounding people returned to sparring or training in their own residences. As for Qin Yu, he had followed Xiu Ya and arrived at her residence, a very ordinary looking house. This house was only a single story tall. There are three rooms in the house. Usually, Xiu Ya would live in the room to the left. The middle room is the living room that’s used to receive and welcome guests. As for the room to the right, it had now turned into Qin Yu’s residence.

“Lord Liu Xing, please go ahead and tell me if you need anything.” Xiu Ya’s face was red. She slightly bowed and said to Qin Yu.

Qin Yu nodded and smiled. “I do not have anything I need. As you’ve obtained the Golden Cores, it’s best for you to go and properly train. I would have to do seclusion training for a period of time. When I am finished with my seclusion training, I would inform you about it.”
“Seclusion   training?”     Xiu   Ya   was   slightly   startled. Immediately  after,  she  smiled  and  nodded.  “When  Your Lordship is finished, you merely need to call for me!”
Afterwards, Qin Yu closed the door to the room. Seeing the surroundings, Qin Yu did not dare to arrange any barriers. He feared that his identity would be discovered. After thinking for a while, Qin Yu had came to a decision…  “It’s better that I return to the Jiang Lan’s Realm and train there.”
With an intention.

A silhouette flew out from Qin Yu’s body. Immediately after, it stood on the ground cross-legged. It had the same appearance as Qin Yu.

“Sword Immortal Puppet, it’s been a long time since I’ve used it. It’ll temporarily replace me.”  Qin Yu merely left behind a trace of his soul power in the Sword Immortal Puppet. He then took out all of the Top Quality Elemental Spirit Stones.

With a movement of his body, Qin Yu disappeared from the room. As for the clone that he had created with the Sword Immortal Puppet, it continued to sit there cross-legged.

Inside the Jiang Lan’s Realm. 
Qin Yu did not go and greet his brothers. Instead, he went directly to the private room in his own residence.

Qin Yu sat down cross-legged. A Gold Punishment Sect’s martial technique appeared in his mind.

“This Dark Star Realm is truly peculiar. The entire martial techniques of the Dark Star Realm were only divided into three different schools. This martial technique of the Gold Punishment Sect could also be considered as being loved by the world  and  was  extremely  peculiar.”   Upon  inspecting  this martial technique, Qin Yu started to gasp in admiration.

According to Xu Zong’s memories, this set of martial technique was merely the most fundamental amongst the three sets of martial techniques of the Gold Punishment Sect. It was also the slowest one to train in.

After reading information regarding the martial technique carefully, Qin Yu came to a realization. The boundless amount of Elemental Spirit Energy in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm could be converted into Gold Attribute Energy, Cold Attribute Energy and also Fire Attribute Energy. In order to convert the energy, a formation array was necessary. As for the major Gravity Gathered Planets, they all possessed an already setted up enormous formation array that has been conducting the transformation. When on those Origin Movement Planets, people are able to directly absorb the Gold Attribute Energy.

However, if one wanted to set up their own ‘Conversion Array,’ one must at the very least reach the King level in order to be successful.

“Never had I expected that the cultivators in the Dark Star Realm do not absorb Elemental Spirit Energy when training! Instead,  it’s  a  converted  energy.”   Qin  Yu  exclaimed  in admiration. Every set of Gold Punishment Sect’s martial techniques contained within them the method to arrange the ‘Conversion Array.’
The size of the Conversion Array and how many Elemental Spirit Stones are used are all factors that determined the efficiency of the Conversion Array. 
“When   absorbing   Golden   Attribute   Energy,   when   one absorbed more than one could control, it would actually… turn into metal!” Qin Yu was unable to refrain from smiling.

When training in the martial technique of the Gold Punishment Sect, one must absorb Golden Attribute Energy slowly and allow one’s body to steadily transform as one absorbed the energy. At the same time, the amount of energy one absorbs must be within one’s control range. If one were to absorb too much Gold Attribute Energy, so much that it surpassed one’s ability to control… one’s body would turn into metal!

The reason why the people from the Dark Star Realm search for Metal Beasts to kill was because when they crack open the Golden Cores from the Metal Beasts, a golden liquid would flow out from the Golden Core. If one were to absorb this golden liquid, then one would be able to develop a part of one’s potential at an earlier date, allowing one to absorb even more Gold Attribute Energy.

Those people with soul realms at the level of level eight Demon Kings, if they were to not use Golden Core, they would at the very most become fifteen or sixteen star King level experts.

If they were to use the Golden Core, after the golden liquid had been absorbed by the body, another portion of their body’s potential would be opened up allowing their bodies to be able even more Golden Attribute Energy. Their strength would then be able to reach seventeen or eighteen star King level expert.

Golden Core!

It was the possibility of bypassing ranks. However, the stronger one was, the less effective the Golden Cores are. If one were to become an Emperor level expert, then the Golden Core would have practically no effect. Golden Cores merely allow one’s potential to be released at an earlier date.

Thus, to King level experts and the one or two star Emperor level experts, the Golden Core was still very useful to them. Merely, when one become an high star Emperor level expert, the Golden Core would then become useless. “The effectiveness of the formation arrays are dependent on the quality and amount of Elemental Spirit Stones?”  Qin Yu smiled.

He casually set up a Conversion Array in his private room. Qin Yu was able to clearly sense that a large amount of Elemental Spirit Energy were being absorbed by this Conversion Array and then converting into a special energy.

“I’ll just train according to the primary martial technique of the Gold Punishment Sect.” Soon after, Qin Yu started to train quietly.

Chapter 8: Thirty Six Trial Dark Stars


After spending thirty six Top Quality Elemental Spirit Stones, Qin Yu set up a Gold Attribute Conversion Array and sat within the formation array. The Elemental Spirit Energy, after passing through the Conversion Array, was changed into Gold Attribute Energy. Soon after, the energy was frantically absorbed by Qin Yu.

Unprecedented!

Never had there been anyone in the Dark Star Realm that dared to absorb Gold Attribute Energy so crazily like Qin Yu. Thirty six Top Quality Elemental Spirit Stones was so extravagant that likely even the main formation array of the Mulberry Receiving Village could not compare to it.

However, even though that was the case, there was still not enough Gold Attribute Energy for Qin Yu to absorb.

“The martial techniques of the Dark Star Realm are truly blessed by the world. To change the body fundamentally… it is no weaker than ‘Nine Steps Dark Gold Body’ martial technique.” Qin Yu felt very relaxed.

His body had already transformed to a frightening level. And now when absorbing the Gold Attribute Energy, he was simply absorbing as much as possible.

The cultivators in the Dark Star Realm trained to precisely increase their body’s level. That is, the amount of capacity they have toward Gold Attribute Energy. The larger their body’s capacity, the more they’ll be able to absorb.

However, what about Qin Yu?

His body had long since reached a frightening level. His body’s capacity was frighteningly large. He could absorb as much as he liked.

“There’s still not enough Gold Attribute Energy.” As Qin Yu absorbed the energy, he did not sense any great change in his body. Thus, he started to ponder. 
Suddenly…
“I’ve forgotten that this is Jiang Lan’s Realm!”
Qin Yu laughed at himself. He waved his hand and undone the Gold Attribution Conversion Array. At the same time, he disappeared from the private room. Setting up formation arrays in the Jiang Lan’s Realm, would Qin Yu even need to use Elemental Spirit Stones?

In the Jiang Lan’s Realm, he was omnipotent!

In Jiang Lan’s Realm’s space, Qin Yu was standing in the air.

“Inside the Jiang Lan’s Realm, I could make the Conversion Array as big as I want it to be.”  Qin Yu pointed forward. A golden ray of light flew out from Qin Yu’s finger. Casually, Qin Yu drew a formation array. After a while… a golden formation array with a circumference of over ten thousand miles was created. 
“Convert!”
With an intention, that enormous formation array with a circumference of over ten thousand miles started to revolve. It started absorbing a large amount of Elemental Spirit Energy and began converting it into Gold Attribute Energy.

“Decrease the conversion speed by half.” With an intention, the conversion speed of the formation array immediately decreased by half.

Immediately after, Qin Yu sat inside the great formation array with his legs crossed. The Gold Attribute Energy that covered the entire sky started to rush into Qin Yu’s body from all directions. It rushed into Qin Yu’s muscles, bones, muscle fibers, and even the cells.

Qin Yu’s entire body was being slowly transformed. “Now that I’ve decreased its speed by half, its speed is the same as my absorption speed now.” Qin Yu was very satisfied. “When comparing the two, the Nine Steps Dark Gold Body has some weak points. The Nine Steps Dark Gold Body focuses the most the bones and secondly the muscles. However, this Gold Punishment Sect’s martial technique instead pay equal attention to the bones and muscles.”
When comparing toughness, Qin Yu’s bones were now comparable to that of a Mid Quality Divine Artifact. However, his muscles’ toughness were likely only comparable to that of a Low Quality Divine Artifact. If he were to be attacked by a Mid Quality Divine Sword, then he would likely bleed. Yet, it would be unable to break through his bones.

After three entire days and nights.

With such a frantic amount of Gold Attribute Energy rushing into his body, Qin Yu’s bones and muscles were changing unceasingly. After three days, Qin Yu’s body had finally reached the limit that it could bear. If he were to continue to absorb… then his body would turn into metal. With a whip of his hand, Qin Yu undid the ten thousand miles circumference great formation array.

“To me, the Gold Punishment Sect’s primary, middle and advanced martial techniques are all the same.” Qin Yu lightly smiled. He then took a step and disappeared into the air.

The difference between the primary, middle and advanced martial techniques was that they determine the speed at which one’s body transformed. However, for Qin Yu… his body had already been trained to a successful level. Currently, he was merely going through a process… a process to transform his exterior.

Qin Yu’s strength did not change much. However, he now possessed the Gold Punishment Sect’s Golden Force flowing through his body.

Qin Yu directly arrived at Ye Qu’s residence. At this moment, Hou Fei and Hei Yu were training. For the time being, Qin Yu did not wish to bother them. “Ye Qu!” Qin Yu saw Ye Qu who was not far from him.

Ye Qu stopped his training and turned around to look at Qin Yu. Immediately, he opened his wide mouth and started laughing. “Qin Yu, how does it feel now that you’ve arrived on the Dark Star Realm?”
“Pretty good.”  Said Qin Yu while smiling. “However Ye Qu, I’ve just recently obtained a Gold Punishment Sect’s training technique. It is only a primary level training technique. But, after I trained in it, I discovered that the ‘Nine Steps Dark Gold Body’ appeared to be inferior to the Gold Punishment Sect’s training technique.”
“For real?” Ye Qu did not believe it one bit. “That’s absolutely impossible.”
With a wave of his hand, Qin Yu took out a jade slip. On the jade slip recorded the martial technique of the Gold Punishment Sect. Ye Qu received the jade slip from Qin Yu and then inspected it. He carefully pondered for a moment and then said to Qin Yu. “Qin Yu, I believe that the Gold Punishment Sect’s martial technique is inferior to my Dinosaur Clan’s martial technique!”
“Why is that? When the Nine Steps Dark Gold Body reaches the ninth stage, one’s bones will be comparable to High Quality Divine Artifacts. However, one’s muscles will be a level weaker. However, when one reached the pinnacle of the Gold Punishment Sect’s martial technique, both one’s bones and muscles would be comparable to a High Quality Divine Artifact. Which one’s better and which one’s worse is obvious.” Said Qin Yu.

Ye Qu shook his head. “That’s wrong. If two people, with the same aptitudes, were to train respectively the Nine Steps Dark Gold Body and the Gold Punishment Sect’s martial technique, the one who trained in the Nine Steps Dark Gold Body would certainly be stronger.”
“Let me tell you, the Nine Steps Dark Gold Body, is a martial technique that one can train anywhere. However, what about that Gold Punishment Sect’s martial technique? One can only train that after constructing a Conversion Array. This is the first reason. The second reason is that the Nine Steps Dark Gold Body does not require the use of Elemental Spirit Stones in setting up a formation array. However, the Gold Punishment Sect’s martial technique do. The amount of Element Spirit Stones that would be used would be a large expense. “
Ye Qu said confidently. “And the most important reason is… bones are naturally much tougher and stronger than muscles. The Nine Steps Dark Gold Body allows for those who are strong to become even stronger while simultaneously increasing the power of the muscles. However, what about the Gold Punishment Sect’s martial technique? When one first trains in it, it would not increase the the toughness of the bones. Instead, it increases the toughness of the muscles. It would wait till the two reach the same level before slowly increasing both of them together. For the Gold Punishment Sect’s martial technique to be like this… it would definitely be extremely difficult to reach the peak in the martial technique. That is because the bones are most definitely easier to reach High Quality Divine Artifact level hardness compared to the muscles!”
Qin Yu immediately started to laugh. “Ye Qu, never had I expected that what you said would be pretty reasonable.” During his training, Qin Yu had also sensed that it was much easier to increase the toughness of the bones compared to increasing the toughness of the muscles.

Muscles not only need to be hard, it was more important for them to be tough. In order to transform the entire body’s muscles, it required an extremely careful and slow process. However, what about the bones? Although toughness was important, hardness was even more important.

“I can assure you that… when the Gold Punishment Sect’s martial technique is trained to the later stage, it is completely impossible to reach the pinnacle where it could be compared with a High Quality Divine Artifact without outside help!” Said Ye Qu with absolute certainty.

Qin Yu was shocked. “How did you know that?”
The martial technique that he had given to Ye Qu did not state that. Qin Yu only knew about it from Xu Zong’s memories. 
Ye Qu said confidently. “That’s because my Dinosaur Clan has tried multiple times to use energy at the same level as the Elemental Spirit Energy to train. The muscles would only be able to obtain the hardness of Mid Quality Divine Artifacts. Only the bones, due to the fact that they’re superior to begin with, would be able to become comparable to High Quality Divine Artifact. I do not believe that… without using external help, the people in the Dark Star Realm would be able to make their muscles reach the High Quality Divine Artifact level.”
Qin  Yu  nodded  and  smiled.  “That’s  right.  If  one  were  to continue to train on a planet, one’s muscles would at the very most reach Mid Quality Divine Artifact level. As for the method that the Dark Star Realm used to solve this difficult problem, it is… with the help of gravity!”
“Gravity?” Ye Qu grew confused. “How does that help you?”
“Dark Star!” Said Qin Yu. Ye  Qu’s  expression  changed.  “Impossible.  Different  Dark Stars possess different gravity. Some Dark Stars possess gravity so strong that even experts that have reached the ninth stage of the Nine Steps Dark Gold Body cannot withstand it. Upon setting foot on those stars, their entire body would be crushed
to pieces. Even the soul cannot escape.”
Qin Yu understood that the Dark Stars are, in his master Lei Wei’s previous cosmos, the science and technology cosmos, the ‘Neutron Stars,’ ‘White Dwarf’ and other planets with frightening level of gravitational force.

Different Dark Stars possessed different level of gravity. Some of the frightening Dark Stars possessed attractive force approaching that of Black Holes. Even bodies that are as tough as High Quality Divine Artifacts would also collapse under the weight.

“I do not believe that the people from the Dark Star Realm are capable of finding Dark Stars that are most suited for them to train on where the gravitational force just happened to be their limits and not surpass their ability to bear the weight. How  could  there  such  a  coincidence?”   Said  Ye  Qu  with certainty. “Back then, the seniors of my Dinosaur Clan had also once thought of using Dark Star’s gravitational force to train. However, many of the seniors instead lost their lives when they step foot onto the Dark Stars with terrifying level of gravity. Since then, no one dared to enter a Dark Star without permission.”
Qin Yu nodded.

It was indeed very difficult to tell how strong a Dark Star’s gravity was. Some Dark Stars possess very weak gravity, that even ordinary Immortal Emperors would be able to bear. However, there are some that possess extremely strong and terrifying gravity. They’re so strong that even Nascent Souls would be crushed by it.

“I also do not know how the seniors of the Dark Star Realm managed to find a Dark Star that suited their needs. However, what I do know is… they have the legendary ‘Eighteen Emperor Level Dark Stars.’ These eighteen Dark Stars are respectively suited for one starred Emperor level expert to eighteen stars Emperor level expert. Those who are able to persist for two entire hours on a Dark Star would be able to be rated with stars according to the Dark Star.” Said Qin Yu with a smile. 
Eighteen Emperor Level Dark Stars. Eighteen King Level Dark Stars.

The legendary Thirty Six Trial Dark Stars were something that practically everyone in the Dark Star Realm knew about. More than half of the experts in the entire Dark Star Realm were training on those Dark Stars.

As for how these thirty six planets that just so happened to be suited for King and Emperor level experts were discovered, Qin Yu had no idea. Qin Yu had the same thought as Ye Qu, this was practically impossible.

For example, in order to find a Dark Star suitable for an eighteen star Emperor level to train on, at the very least the person finding the Dark Star ought to be an eighteen star Emperor. That was the strongest one could be before ascending to the Divine Realm. For such an expert to go find Dark Stars, while it’s one thing if he managed to find one, but if he were to find a Dark Star with a gravity stronger than what he could bear, then it would mean that he’ll die instantly. How many eighteen star Emperor level experts are there in the Dark Star Realm? It’s likely hard for there to even be one. So how would they possibly be able to risk searching for Dark Stars?

“If they were to slowly draw closer to a Dark Star and withdraw when unable to bear the gravity and descend when they are able to; using this kind of method should be able to allow them to find a Dark Star.” Suddenly, such an idea came to Qin Yu’s mind.

However, merely after a moment, this idea was rejected by Qin Yu.

“I am truly foolish.” Qin Yu laughed at himself.

If one were to do what Qin Yu suggested earlier, then while flying near the Dark Star Realm, what would be resisting the gravitational force of the would not be one’s body but instead it’ll be the energy within one’s body. The stronger the body’s energy was, the stronger the gravity it could resist. Those who cultivate and train their body, their body was usually more powerful than the energy they have in their body.
For example, when training in the ‘Nine Steps Dark Gold Body,’ one would use the Nine Steps Force to resist the gravity when flying. However, the body’s tolerance is usually stronger than the Nine Steps Force. By slowly approaching the selected Dark Star type planet, it would definitely be unable to reach the body’s limit and would have no effect on training the body.

Outside the Mulberry Receiving Village of the Dark Star Realm.

A lot of the youths of the Mulberry Receiving Village were gathered together. In the middle of the group of youths were Xiu Ya who had trained for three days now. Xiu Ya had absorbed the golden liquid in the Golden Core and then the Gold Attribute Energy. And now, her strength had just reached the one star King level.

“Little Ya, congratulations. Starting from today, you would be ranked amongst the top five from your generation.” Said a brown haired youngster while smiling. 
The several tens of youths in the surrounding were all chatting and laughing. For there to be an outstanding talent in their village, of course all the villagers would be happy.

Suddenly, a blond girl spoke out. “A’Ya, exactly how strong is that Liu Xing? He appeared to be very outstanding. From the way I see it…. it’s very possible that he’s a fake expert.”
“Don’t talk gibberish, that Liu Xing has at the very least killed Xu Zong.” A youth defended Liu Xing.

The blond haired girl humped. “That’s hard to say. It’s likely that Liu Xing killed Xu Zong with a sneak attack. That is not enough to show that he’s powerful. A’Ya, say, is that Liu Xing very powerful?”
Xiu Ya wanted to speak.

However, she remembered what Qin Yu had asked her to do.
He didn’t want her to speak of his strength. 
“Since A’Ya isn’t even speaking, seems like that Liu Xing is really nothing great.”  That blond haired girl grew even more certain. “From the way I see it, that Liu Xing would at the very most be a one star King level expert. He’s about the same level as the current A’Ya.”
Xiu Ya said angrily. “I am much weaker than Lord Liu Xing. You all didn’t know about this but.. three powerful King level Metal Beasts were about to kill me, but Lord Liu Xing killed all three of them in a blink of an eye.”
“Blink of an eye?” Everyone was startled.

“Impossible!”   Immediately,   a   couple   young   males   and females all spoke out.

However, just when they were talking about that. The brown haired youngster from before suddenly frowned. “Stop making all this noise. There’s a group of people coming toward our village from the south.” Immediately, this group of youths all grew quiet and looked to the south. A moment later, several hundred silhouettes had rapidly flown over from the sky. Afterwards, they descended outside of the Mulberry Receiving Village. They were led by three middle aged men.

“They’re from the Golden Sun Village!”  The brown haired youth frowned and immediately said with a clear voice. “This is the Mulberry Receiving Village, what might the Golden Sun Village come here for?”
Of the three middle aged men who lead the group, the one in the middle stepped forward and said. “I am the village chief of the Golden Sun Village. Not long ago, we encountered a herd of Metal Beasts and were forced to migrate our village. Only after we finished selecting our new village location did we discover that… your Mulberry Receiving Village is located less than a hundred miles from our new village location. Thus, we decided to come and greet you all from the Mulberry Receiving Village.”

Chapter 9: Emperor Level Metal Beast

Being attacked by a large and powerful herd of Metal Beasts and then forced to migrate the village. This was a common occurrence in all the Gravity Gathered Planets of the Dark Star Realm.
“Jin Feng, if you want to greet our Mulberry Receiving Village, you only need to come by yourself. Why did you bring such a large group of people with you? There are several hundred people. Furthermore, all of them are King level experts. They should all be the third stage experts of your Golden Sun Village, right?”
Following the thick and strong voice, a robust man without any shirt on walked out. It was precisely Si Liu… the number two person of the Mulberry Receiving Village.

The village chief of the Golden Sun Village, Jin Feng, smiled lightly. “The reason why we came was first to greet you all and secondly to ask about a matter.”
“What is it?” Si Liu frowned and said. 
Jin Feng’s expression turned cold. “This time, our Golden Sun Village split our people into multiple groups for the migration. Amongst a group of them were a bit over a hundred people… however, everyone in this group has died.”
“Everyone of them died?”  Si Liu’s expression took a huge change. Even the group of youths including Xiu Ya were astonished.

It was truly rare for there to be so many people dead at once. That was because the Metal Beasts possess very low intelligence. It is practically impossible for them to kill over a hundred experts at once.

“After we searched, in that group of people, other than Xu Zong, we were unable to find even the corpses of the other people. Also, looking at the injuries that Xu Zong had that caused his death, he ought to have been killed by humans and not  Metal  Beasts.”   Jin  Feng’s  voice  was  cold.  “In  the surrounding area, only your Mulberry Receiving Village is located near there. I want to know whether or not it’s your people that killed Xu Zong and the over a hundred people that were migrating?” The Golden Sun Village was antagonistic towards the Mulberry Receiving Village. They possess a hatred that has persisted for countless years. Adding on the corpse of Xu Zong, it was no wonder that Jin Feng would suspect the Mulberry Receiving Village.

“No, we haven’t.” Said Si Liu resolutely.

Jin Feng sneered. “Although there is hatred between our two villages, it’s not at a level where you should kill over a hundred of our people at once.”
At this moment, a silver haired old man walked out from the Mulberry Receiving Village. Beside him was precisely Qin Yu.

“Village chief.”  Si Liu, Xiu Ya and the rest of the Mulberry Receiving Villagers, all bowed. At this moment, all of the villagers of the Mulberry Receiving Village who had been training in their residences had also walked out. Over a thousand people had gathered here. “Lord Liu Xing, allow me to take care of this matter first.” This silver haired old man said to Qin Yu via voice transmission.

Qin Yu slightly nodded.

It had been two days since Qin Yu came out from the Jiang Lan’s Realm. These past two days, he had been together with the village chief of the Mulberry Receiving Village, Si Liu’s father… Si Xu. Qin Yu slightly exposed a bit of his strength and Si Xu immediately began to welcome Qin Yu respectfully.

“Village chief Si Xu, could it be that you’re also planning to deny that the over a hundred people of my Golden Sun Village were  killed  by  your  Mulberry  Receiving  Village?”  Said  the village chief of the Golden Sun Village, Jin Feng, coldly.

Si Xu’s silver brows jumped. He lightly smiled and said. “I admit that Xu Zong was killed by our people. However, the other people were absolutely not killed by our people.” “Father.” Si Liu looked to his own father with a frown. The matter would become very troublesome once they admitted that they had killed Xu Zong.

Jin Feng laughed out loud. “What a joke! Since you’ve admitted that Xu Zong was killed by your people, how could you not dare to admit that the remaining over a hundred people were also killed by your people? Si Xu, you ought to not be this sort of person.”
Suddenly, a clear voice sounded.

“Village  chief  of  the  Golden  Sun  Village,  Xu  Zong  was planning to plunder my Golden Core and kill me when I was seriously injured. Only then did he get killed. As for the other people, I have never seen them.”  Said Xiu Ya as she stared at Jin Feng.

“Little girl, do not interrupt when I haven’t ask you.”  Jin Feng shot a cold glance at Xiu Ya. “Furthermore, don’t you dare go and insult the honor of a descendant of my Golden Sun Village. The descendants of my Golden Sun Village would rather die than do that sort of thing.” Qin Yu who stood to the side merely lightly laughed in his heart. A man whose strength was merely around the level of a level nine Demon King actually dared to be this tyrannic.

“You are Jin Feng, right? That Xu Zong was killed by me. I can bear witness… the descent of your Golden Sun Village, Xu Zong, indeed tried to take advantage of another person’s hard work and tried to kill Xiu Ya.” Said Qin Yu indifferently.

“Who are…” Jin Feng was about to shout and berate Qin Yu. However, when his gaze landed on Qin Yu, his expression slightly changed. Immediately, his manner changed greatly. Courteously, he said. “May I know who Your Lordship might be…?”
Upon hearing these words, the youths that were still disputing with Xiu Ya regarding Qin Yu earlier were all shocked. This was especially true for that blond haired girl. Unable to believe it, she said to Xiu Ya who stood beside her in a low voice. “A’Ya, is that Liu Xing truly that powerful? Even the village chief of the Golden Sun Village has to address him as Lord?” “Lord  Liu  Xing  is  truly  very  powerful.”  Said  Xiu  Ya  with absolute certainty.

In the Dark Star Realm, people would usually address those who are stronger than them as ‘Lord.’ The people in the Dark Star Realm, when compared with the people from the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realms, adored the strong even more. In the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realms, those with amazing backgrounds might be able to be respected and revered. However, in the Dark Star Realm, even if it was the son of one of the Three Sovereigns, he should still be looked down upon if he were too weak.

“This is Lord Liu Xing.”  Said Si Xu. “Lord Liu Xing only recently arrived at my Mulberry Receiving Village. He had saved Xiu Ya enroute. Jin Feng, could it be that you do not believe in what Lord Liu Xing has said?”
Jin Feng was immediately distressed. For one, he was unable to sense Qin Yu at all with his soul’s strength. Thus, Qin Yu was at the very least at the same level of power as him. Secondly, Qin Yu was radiating an aura from his body. That kind of aura was something that only Emperor level experts possessed. Jin Feng had only sensed those kinds of
auras before, when he met some Emperor level experts on the Thirty Six Trial Dark Stars.

“Jin Feng definitely would not dare to doubt what Lord Liu Xing has said. It’s just that, how else did the other hundred people die?” Jin Feng continued. “Furthermore, Xu Zong was amongst the same group as them. How was it possible that such a thing like what Lord Liu Xing said had happened?”
And at this moment, a middle aged man who stood beside Jin Feng raised his head and said. “Lord Liu Xing is extremely powerful and possesses majestic status. Your Lordship is someone that I should not doubt. It’s just that Xu Zong is a descendent of my Golden Sun Village. At the very least, he ought to possess the dignity as a descendent of my Golden Sun Village. The action that Your Lordship spoke of, I am unable to believe that those are things that Xu Zong would do.” “One   may   know   a   person   for   a   long   time   without understanding his true nature. Do you all understand this principle?” Said Qin Yu with a light smile.

These people from the Golden Sun Village had indeed believed themselves to be infallible.

Qin Yu continued. “Furthermore, had it really been as you all had said and that the people of the Mulberry Receiving Village had indeed killed your people, then since they’ve already disposed of the traces of a hundred people, why would they leave the corpse of this Xu Zong behind?”
Jin Feng and the rest of them Golden Sun villagers were dumbstruck.

That’s right. If over a hundred people’s corpse had disappeared, why would the corpse of Xu Zong remain?

“Furthermore, at the moment when I had arrived on the Deep Mulberry Star, I had once used my Soul’s Power to inspect the planet and discovered a large group of Metal Beasts surrounding over a hundred corpses. It’s just that I did not pay much attention to it back then. If my guess was correct, those people ought to be from your Golden Sun Village.” Said Qin Yu indifferently.

In the Dark Star Realm, the people referred to things like Immortal Awareness and Demon Awareness as Soul’s Power as what is used to search was the Soul’s Power anyways. Thus, Qin Yu naturally referred his Immortal Awareness as ‘Soul’s Power.’
The expression of the people from the Golden Sun Village changed.

Jin Feng said coldly. “Lord Liu Xing, you said that your Soul’s Power managed to discover a large amount of Golden Beasts surrounding and attacking a group of over a hundred people? In that case, why didn’t Your Lordship save my clansmen?”
“Save?” Qin Yu was startled.

He had never thought of saving! 
This could not be blamed on Qin Yu. During the time when he wandered the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realms, when he used his Immortal Awareness to search on a planet, he would frequently discover hundreds and thousands of people fighting on the planet. How could Qin Yu possibly save each and every
one of them?

After a long time, Qin Yu had grown accustomed to it.

When he arrived on the Deep Mulberry Star and used his Immortal Awareness to inspect the planet, he had already discovered several tens of battles happening. Could it be that Qin Yu really must go and save the weak? Save all of the weak from the occurring battles?

If he were to save all of them from every single battle that occurred, then he would’ve long since collapsed during the moment when he was wandering the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realms. “Who do you think me to be? Your Golden Sun Village’s protector?” Said Qin Yu coldly. “When I wander the Dark Star Realm, how many battles do you think I discover on every planet I pass? Do you think that I am required to save the people from each and every battle?”
The group of people from the Golden Sun Village were all stunned.

Merely, in their heart, they were angry. After all… Qin Yu once had the opportunity to save their people.

“That village that’s being constructed right now around a hundred miles from here ought to be your Golden Sun Village right?” Qin Yu suddenly said.

“Right.” Jin Feng replied.

Qin Yu lightly smiled and said. “Let me tell you all a thing. At this moment, there is a large herd of Metal Beasts. Their number is no less than a thousand. They are currently split into two groups, one from the front and one from behind, proceeding toward your village.”
“Ah?” Jin Feng was startled. Immediately after, Jin Feng spread out his Soul’s Power and then lightly smiled. “A total of a little over a thousand Metal Beasts, although they are a bit hard to take care of, killing all of them is still possible.”
“Do not be too confident in yourself.”  Said Qin Yu with a light smile.

Qin Yu had already discovered that this herd of Metal Beasts was still not at a frightening size. However… the leader of this herd of Metal Beasts was one of the strongest Metal Beasts on the entire Deep Mulberry Star… an Emperor level Metal Beast!

Jin Feng instead had a completely confident appearance. “Lord Liu Xing, could it be that you don’t know that the Metal Beasts are the targets that we people from the Dark Star Realm use to test ourselves? No matter what, it is impossible for them to extinguish our village. At the very least, the Elder would not ignore it.” “Oh?” Qin Yu said confused. “Targets to test yourselves?”
The village chief of the Mulberry Receiving Village, Si Xu, who stood to the side said to Qin Yu. “Lord Liu Xing, you might now know about this matter. This is what the Elder has told us. The reason why the Metal Beasts came to be, was for the purpose of helping our clansmen grow. However, all of the Metal Beasts are under the control of the Elder and will not endanger the safety of an entire village.”
Qin Yu came to a realization.

Every ‘Elder’ of each Gravity Gathered Planet were there to protect the planet, while monitoring what happens on it. They are there to prevent major catastrophes such as an entire village being wiped out. After all, the population of the Dark Star Realm was small to begin with.

“But the strength of your Elder is inferior to that Emperor level Metal Beast!” Thought Qin Yu in his heart. The Elder’s Palace was located on top of a mountain peak of the Deep Mulberry Star. That Elder was indeed an Emperor level expert. However, when looking at his soul realm’s level, he was merely comparable to that of a level two Demon Emperor. That Emperor level Metal Beast, on the other hand, possessed the strength of a level four Demon Emperor!

That Elder was simply unable to detect that Emperor level Metal Beast. Thus, how would he protect them?

“As  I  have  said,  it’s  best  for  you  all  to  not  be  overly confident.” Said Qin Yu with a light smile.

This time, Jin Feng spoke to the group of people surrounding him. “Let’s return first. Although those thousand Metal Beasts or so cannot be considered catastrophic, if we do not return, then it’ll be somewhat hard for the remaining villagers to take them on.”
“Yes, village chief.” Immediately after, those couple hundred people began to rapidly fly toward the direction of the Golden Sun Village. 
“Si Xu, follow me, we shall have a look.” Qin Yu suddenly said.

Qin Yu knew very well in his heart, that with merely the group of villagers from the Golden Sun Village, whose strongest individual only possessed the strength of a level nine Demon King, it was simply impossible for them to take on that Metal Beast with a strength comparable to a level four Demon Emperor.

“Okay. I shall have a look as to how this Golden Sun Village will deal with the Metal Beasts’ attack.” Said Si Xu as he nodded. Immediately after, Si Xu followed Qin Yu and proceeded toward the direction of the Golden Sun Village.

Si Liu said to the surrounding villagers of the Mulberry Receiving Village. “Everyone, return to your residences first. Currently, the herd of Metal Beasts is attacking the Golden Sun Village. It might be possible for them to spread over to us. Everyone must be on alert.” At this moment, Xiu Ya and the group of youths were discussing.

“A’Ya, how strong is that Lord Liu Xing? Earlier, I saw that our Village Chief and the Village Chief from the Golden Sun Village, were both very respectful toward him.” That blond haired girl’s eyes were shining. “Could he be an Emperor level expert?”
Xiu Ya did not speak. Instead, she was looking to the direction that Qin Yu left toward.

“Si Xu, let me ask you a question. Usually, the Metal Beasts possess very low intelligence. What might be the reason for that? Could it be that all of the Metal Beasts possess very low intelligence?” Qin Yu asked in confusion.

Si Xu smiled and said. “Had Your Lordship been training on uninhabited planets?”
“That’s right.” Qin Yu knew that his question was somewhat stupid. 
Si Xu nodded and said. “No wonder Your Lordship isn’t familiar with this. Metal Beasts are only born on the Origin Movement Planets. All of the Metal Beasts are very powerful. However, for some unknown reason, they all possess a very low intelligence. But… once a Metal Beast reaches Emperor level, it develops an intelligence comparable to ours.”
“Emperor level?” Qin Yu understood everything now.

No wonder that herd of Metal Beasts cooperated so well when they charged into the Golden Sun Village. It all made sense now.
“However, Emperor level Metal Beasts are extremely rare. While there are a lot of Metal Beasts that have reached the peak of King level, the number of Metal Beasts that have reached the Emperor level, is so small, that it’s frightening. Once they break through that gateway, they will be able to attain intelligence! Metal Beasts that do not possess intelligence are not scary at all. However, once they develop intelligence, even though the body of an Emperor level Metal Beast possesses merely twice the hardness when compared to a peak King level Metal Beast, the difference between their strength is ten times or greater!” Si Xu said solemnly. “Even on the Sacred Planet, there is an organization, the ‘Enforcement Squadron,’ specially created to search and kill some Emperor level Metal Beasts. The reason being, that an Emperor level Golden Beast could easily cause the entire population of an Origin Movement Star to die out. At the very least, in the past hundred million years, there were already five Origin Movement Stars that have been annihilated.”
Qin Yu smiled and said. “Had it not been for my arrival, then the Deep Mulberry Star would have been the sixth.”
Si Xu’s expression changed. “What Your Lordship means is… there’s an Emperor level Metal Beast here? Impossible! How did the Elder not manage to discover it?”
Qin Yu’s gaze was cast toward the Golden Sun Village located not far away. “Elder? The Elder’s strength is merely around four star Emperor level or so. However, that Emperor level Metal Beast is roughly at seven star Emperor level! How would your Elder be able to discover it?”

Chapter 10: Elder

“Seven, seven star Emperor level Metal Beast?”  Si Xu’s eyes were wide open. Shock was written across his face.

Si  Xu  repeatedly  shook  his  head,  saying.  “Impossible. Absolutely impossible. Every successive generation of Elders have been monitoring the entire time. No matter what, they would never have allowed the Metal Beast to mature to a seven star Emperor level. When a Metal Beast first reached Emperor level, it would definitely be killed by that generation’s Elder.”
Hearing what Si Xu said, Qin Yu also thought that… this Emperor level Metal Beast should not be able to exist. Furthermore, it is even more impossible for it to reach seven star Emperor level.

“Then what is the reason why those five Origin Movement Planets were wiped out by the Metal Beasts?” Qin Yu suddenly asked.

Si Xu was slightly startled. Immediately after he sighed and said.  “The  reason  why  those  five  Origin  Movement  Planets were wiped out by the Metal Beasts was because when those Metal Beasts first reached one star Emperor level, it had immediately left the Origin Movement Planets. Only after their strength grew stronger did they return to those Origin Movement Planets to attack.”
“Clever.” Qin Yu started to laugh.

Those Emperor level Metal Beasts were truly clever. They knew that they were unable to handle a powerful expert when they first reached Emperor level and actually decided to leave the Origin Movement Planets. They decided to first raise their strength before returning to the Origin Movement Planets to attack.

“Si Xu, I think this Emperor level Metal Beast probably also descended to the Deep Mulberry Star from outside.”  Qin Yu guessed.

Si Xu said solemnly. “This matter is of utmost importance. A seven star Emperor level Metal Beast poses immense danger. This matter definitely has to be reported to the Elder and the Sacred Planet.” As he said that, Si Xu took out a Transmission Spiritual Pearl.

“Unexpectedly,  the  tool  that  the  people  of  the  Dark  Star Realm use to send transmission is also the Transmission Spiritual Pearl.” Qin Yu was shocked.

What Qin Yu did not know, was that the reason why the Immortal Realm, Devil Realm and Demon Realm possessed Transmission Spiritual Pearls, was because they learned from the Dark Star Realm. If one were to compare who had the Transmission Spiritual Pearls for the longest period of time, then the Dark Star Realm possessed it for much longer than the Immortal Realm, Devil Realm and the Demon Realm.

“The Elder will be coming immediately.” Si Xu put away his Transmission Spiritual Pearl and said to Qin Yu.

Qin Yu nodded. He then looked to the Golden Sun Village. “We still do not have to worry right now. That Emperor level Metal Beast has not attacked yet. The only ones attacking are some King level Metal Beasts.” In the entire Golden Sun Village, close to two thousand silhouettes were flickering about rapidly. They were fighting against the Metal Beasts.

From the appearance, it was obvious that the humans were dominating. Although the Metal Beasts possessed pretty decent strength, their intelligence was truly too low. Without intelligence, it would already be pretty decent if they were able to display half of their strength.

“Hiss!” A Metal Wolf’s abdomen was directly pierced through by two hands. Immediately afterwards, it was ripped apart into two.

The middle aged man who killed that Metal Wolf even frantically howled. This middle aged man was precisely the village chief of the Golden Sun Village, Jin Feng.

“Jin Feng is very powerful. Although his soul realm’s level is merely an eighteen star King, his body is extraordinarily valiant and is comparable to that of a one star Emperor level expert.” Si Xu said to Qin Yu.

Qin Yu naturally was able to guess that this was because of the Golden Cores.

After using a large amount of Golden Cores and absorbing the liquids within them, one’s body would be able to be opened up for development even more and one’s strength would become even stronger. With a body of a one star Emperor, when facing a King level Metal Beast, Jin Feng was indeed extremely confident and at ease while fighting.

Like a lightning bolt, wherever Jin Feng passed, the Metal Beasts were ripped apart, sprinkling blood everywhere.

“Village chief!”  Some of the cultivators within the Golden Sun Village started to cheer.

In merely a moment, more than half of the Metal Beasts were killed. However, only three of the Golden Sun Village’s villagers were killed and several tens were injured. With the increase in the superiority of their numbers, it was likely that there would be even less injuries and deaths when killing the remaining Metal Beasts.

“Your Elder has arrived.” Said Qin Yu with a smile.

His Immortal Awareness clearly discovered a silhouette flying over rapidly. In merely a blink of an eye, this man had arrived in the sky above the Golden Sun Village. From his appearance, it seemed that he was also currently using his Soul’s Power to carefully search for the Emperor level Metal Beast.

The Elder of the Deep Mulberry Star was a bald headed middle aged man. His body was radiating a faint golden light. His gaze was like lightning as it swept through every corner of the Golden Sun Village below him. Upon seeing Qin Yu and Si Xu, he merely nodded and did not fly over to them. Clearly, this Elder was more concerned about the existence of the Emperor level Metal Beast. He was using his Soul’s Power to continuously search the region below him. “With the gap between the soul realm levels being so great, how could you possibly be able to find it?” Thought Qin Yu in his heart.

Qin Yu looked to that Emperor level Metal Beast with his Immortal Awareness.

That Emperor level Metal Beast had the appearance of a cheetah. Its body was composed of a dark cyan colored metal. Its ice-cold eyes took a glance at the Elder on the sky with great disdain. It was evident that this Emperor level Metal Beast did not care about the Elder at all.

The Emperor level Metal Beast then cast his gaze at Jin Feng who was currenting massacring the Metal Beasts.

“Die.” Jin Feng had a bloodthirsty smile on his face. His hand had turned into a claw as it ripped through the surrounding space. With a ‘kacha’ sound, he grabbed and smashed a tiger type Metal Beast’s head.

Suddenly… A deep cyan colored light ripped through the sky. It was shot directly toward Jin Feng.

The Elder who had been keeping a close watch over the battlefield had also immediately shot himself toward that dark cyan colored light. As for Jin Feng, when he saw that dark cyan light rushing toward him, he was unable to help himself from feeling a burst of fear in his heart. Immediately, he flew backwards.

“Bang!”
The Elder had actually managed to intercept that cheetah Metal Beast.

Upon seeing this scene, Si Xu had a smile on his face. Qin Yu, on the other hand, shook his head.

“That Emperor level Metal Beast had intentionally slowed down  its  speed.”  Qin  Yu  spoke.  “That  Emperor  level  Metal Beast attacked first whereas the Elder intercepted later. With the Elder’s strength, how would his speed be able to match that of a seven star Emperor level Metal Beast? For him to be able to block the Metal Beast, it is evident that the Metal Beast had intentionally slowed down.”
Si Xu immediately realized.

“It was planning to kill the Elder?” Si Xu shivered.

At this moment, the Elder of the Deep Mulberry Village, Liu Tong, was currently filled with shock. A couple days ago, he had received a message from the Sacred Planet saying that there had been an Emperor level Metal Beast roaming around the surrounding star fields and to be on alert.

In these past couple days, Liu Tong had been carefully monitoring the entire planet. And earlier… the message from Si Xu had caused him to immediately rush over. And now, he had also encountered the so called ‘Emperor level Metal Beast.’ However, Liu Tong had never anticipated that this Emperor level Metal Beast would actually be this powerful. 
In merely three bouts.

A large cut had appeared on Liu Tong’s chest. His blood was flowing out unceasingly. Had it not been for the fact that he had slightly dodged earlier, then his chest and abdomen would’ve already been split open. To Immortals and Devil experts, having their chest and abdomen split open does not mean much. However, to the people from the Dark Star Realm, it was an extremely serious injury.

“Elder  of  the  Deep  Mulberry  Star,  do  not  try  resisting anymore, you are no match against me. All of the people on this Deep Mulberry Star shall be killed! Not one will be able to escape.” The deep cyan colored cheetah stared at Liu Tong with his eyes. His voice had resounded in Liu Tong’s mind.

Liu Tong was startled.

Emperor level Metal Beasts possessed intelligence comparable to that of humans; sure enough, that was true. “You will be the second Origin Movement Star Elder that I’ve killed.” Said that dark cyan color cheetah Metal Beast via voice transmission. Upon hearing this, Liu Tong was shocked… could it be that another Elder of an Origin Movement Star had died?

“Woosh!”
That sharp claw’s speed had immediately increased by fifty percent. In merely a blink of an eye, it had appeared before Liu Tong.

Against this claw, Liu Tong closed his eyes. He was simply unable to dodge it. All he could do was to close his eyes and await his death… Four star against a seven star, the gap between them was truly too great.

However, Liu Tong waited for a long time but the claw still have not arrived.

“Hey, little cheetah, don’t stare at me.” A voice resounded. 
Liu Tong opened his eyes. What he saw was a scene that caused him to be dumbstruck…
A youngster was grabbing the neck of the Emperor level Metal Beast with a single hand. The Emperor level Metal Beast was hanging in the air. The Cheetah Emperor level Metal Beast was unceasingly radiating a flickering light from its body. It was trying to resist. However, although it merely had its neck grabbed, no matter what it did, it was unable to throw itself off from that youngster’s hand.

“He’s, that’s right, he’s that youngster that stood beside Si Xu.” Liu Tong immediately remembered.

At this moment, Qin Yu looked to Liu Tong. He smiled and said.  “Elder  of  the  Deep  Mulberry  Star,  let  me  introduce myself. I am Liu Xing, an Interstellar Cultivator.”
“Interstellar Cultivator!” Liu Tong was shocked. There was indeed a group of Interstellar Cultivators in the Dark Star Realm. This group of people do not seek pleasure. Instead, they only wish to continuously wander the Dark Star Realm and train. Although this group of people do not possess a prominent reputation, they are usually dreadfully powerful.

After all, if one was not powerful, how would they dare to wander the Dark Star Realm?

“I am the Elder of the Deep Mulberry Star, Liu Tong. Thank you Lord Liu Xing for saving my life. Thank you Lord Liu Xing for saving this Deep Mulberry Star.” Liu Tong was filled with an endless amount of thankfulness.

A seven star Emperor level Metal Beast.

Had it not been for Qin Yu, the Deep Mulberry Star would be most definitely doomed. Furthermore, a seven star Emperor level Metal Beast could use Greater Teleportation to continue to endanger the other Origin Movement Planets. The dangers of a seven star Emperor level Metal Beast were truly too great! Furthermore, according to what that Emperor level Metal Beast had said via its voice transmission, it had already killed another planet’s Elder.

And at this moment, the group of Metal Beasts that no longer had the Emperor level Metal Beast controlling them, started to frantically flee after finding themselves at a complete disadvantage. In merely a moment, all of the surviving Metal Beasts had fled.

“Lord Elder.” Jin Feng and the rest of the people all walked over. Respectfully, they greeted the Elder. Si Xu had also walked over. “Lord Elder.”
Jin Feng glanced at that Emperor level Metal Beast with some fear in his heart. He asked. “Lord Elder, what level is this Metal Beast? Could it be… Emperor level?”
Who amongst them didn’t know of the terrible reputation of Emperor level Metal Beasts? Elder Liu Tong nodded and said. “This Emperor level Metal Beast is extremely powerful. It is much stronger than myself. As for its true strength, Lord Liu Xing should be able to tell.” Elder Liu Tong looked to Qin Yu respectfully.

Jin Feng’s eyelids jumped. All of those Golden Sun Villagers were startled.

Even the Elder addressed him as Lord!

Qin Yu nodded and said. “This Emperor level Metal Beast’s strength can be considered as pretty good. It possesses the strength of a seven star Emperor level Metal Beast.” Qin Yu was still grabbing onto this Emperor level Metal Beast by the neck with a single hand. No matter how hard it tried to struggle free, it was unable to move in the slightest.

Seven star Emperor level?

All of the cultivators of the Golden Sun Village had their eyes wide open as they looked to the cheetah Metal Beast that appeared like a plaything in Qin Yu’s hand. 
A cheetah Metal Beast that had become unable to resist after having its neck pinched was a seven star Metal Beast? If that really was the case, then how many star Emperor level is this Lord Liu Xing that’s smiling in front of them?

Chapter 11: The Mystery To Its Birth

“Lord Liu Xing, please forgive this Jin Feng for the disrespect that I showed you before.” Jin Feng suddenly walked forward. He said respectfully, as he placed his left hand on the right side of his chest and lowered his head.

Upon seeing that Qin Yu was able to subdue a seven star Emperor level Golden Beast, Jin Feng had completely realized that such an expert was not someone that he, who was not even Emperor level, could risk offending.

“Lord  Liu  Xing,  please  forgive  us.”   Said  Jin  Feng’s  two brothers, respectfully, to Qin Yu.

Elder Liu Tong looked to Qin Yu. He asked. “Lord Liu Xing, did Jin Feng and them commit an offense against you? If Jin Feng and them were to have offended Your Lordship, I too ask for  Your  Lordship  to  forgive  them!”   Elder  Liu  Tong  also requested for Qin Yu’s forgiveness earnestly.

In the Dark Star Realm, strength determined one’s status! 
Having absorbed Xu Zong’s memories, Qin Yu knew very well about the rules of the Dark Star Realm. Immediately, he laughed unconcernedly. “Village chief Jin Feng need not mind about it too much. Back then, you’ve merely had your eyes clouded by hatred after your villagers were killed. I am capable of understanding your hatred.”
“Lord Liu Xing.” Jin Feng was moved. He still remembered the manner he had toward Qin Yu back on the Mulberry Receiving Village. Never had he anticipated that the respectable Lord Liu Xing would be so opened minded.

Qin Yu felt helpless in his heart.

He looked to Elder Liu Tong and said. “Elder, I have a matter that I came to seek your help with. Of course, before you decide whether to help me, would you be willing to come to the Mulberry Receiving Village along with me? I shall bid farewell to that girl who guided me.” “Lord Liu Xing, please do.” Elder Liu Tong stood beside Qin Yu. He even slightly distanced himself to the back. His respect toward Qin Yu can be clearly seen.

Afterwards, Qin Yu, Si Xu and Elder Liu Tong flew toward the Mulberry Receiving Village located not far from here. And at this moment, almost everyone on the Mulberry Receiving Village was on alert. They were afraid that the herd of Metal Beasts would attack their village.

Upon seeing Si Xu flying over, those villagers who are on alert immediately spread the news to the entire village. Almost immediately, over a thousand villagers of the Mulberry Receiving Village had all come out. Amongst them included Xiu Ya.

“A’Ya.” That blond haired girl who had originally suspected Qin Yu pulled Xiu Ya’s arm and slightly pointed at Qin Yu who was flying over. “Look, that’s the Elder! The Elder also appears to be somewhat respectful toward Lord Liu Xing.”
For some unknown reason, Xiu Ya had a bad feeling. However, she still said to the friend who have grown up together with her beside her. “Li Xin, Lord Liu Xing had told me before that he had came to our planet to find the Elder.”
As Elder Liu Tong monitored the entire Deep Mulberry Star, he had also appeared several times in those eight villages of the Deep Mulberry Star before. Almost everyone on the Deep Mulberry Star recognizes this strongest protector of the Deep Mulberry Star.

“Lord Elder.” All of the cultivators respectfully saluted to the Elder.

Elder Liu Tong flew ahead. He said to the bunch of people below him. “This is Lord Liu Xing. Lord Liu Xing is about to depart from here. Before he leaves… “
“Xiu Ya.” Qin Yu suddenly called out for Xiu Ya directly.

This girl called Xiu Ya was tenacious, hardworking and optimistic. Qin Yu, from the bottom of his heart, liked her a lot. Of course, he merely liked her like a younger sister. Now that he was about to leave, he figured that he must at least bid his farewell with her. Otherwise, Qin Yu was unable to feel comfortable.

“Lord  Liu  Xing,  are  you  leaving?”  Momentarily,  Xiu  Ya’s heart was in a state of confusion.

Rarely did Xiu Ya revere a person. When she saw that Qin Yu was able to instantly kill three King level Metal Beasts, she had already grown to revere him. In her heart, Qin Yu was very powerful, very perfect.

“That’s right, I’m leaving.” Qin Yu nodded and said. He then raised up the Emperor level Metal Beast in his hand. Under the grasp of Qin Yu’s hand, this seven star Emperor level Metal Beast was unable to resist at all.

“Before I leave, I’m going to give you a present.” Said Qin Yu while smiling.

“Present?” Xiu Ya was slightly startled. And at this moment, Elder Liu Tong seemed to have guessed what Qin Yu was about to do. He hurriedly sent Qin Yu a voice transmission. “Lord Liu Xing, no matter what, we cannot let that Emperor level Metal Beast live. We must definitely kill it. In the Dark Star Realm, the dangers of an Emperor level Metal Beast is too great, truly too great! Everyone from the Dark Star Realm, when they encounter an Emperor level Metal Beast, they all have to spare no effort in killing it. No matter what, we
cannot allow it to have an opportunity to destroy our Origin Movement Planets.”
Qin Yu was slightly startled.

When he captured this Emperor level Metal Beast, he had originally planned to tame it and then gift it to Xiu Ya. Although it might be hard for others to tame an Emperor level Metal Beast, Qin Yu was instead still able to do it.

However now, it seemed that… the Dark Star Realm simply do not allow for Emperor level Metal Beasts to live.

“In that case, that’s also quite simple.” Qin Yu smiled and was about to kill this seven star Emperor level Metal Beast. However, at this moment…
“It’s  best  for  you  to  not  kill  me.  Otherwise,  my  brothers would not let you get away with it.” That seven star Emperor level Metal Beast stared at Qin Yu. Its two eyes were filled with hatred.

Qin Yu was slightly shocked. This seven star Emperor level Metal Beast had brothers?

However, with his strength, would he fear a mere Metal Beast?

“Little cheetah, did you think that your brothers are able to rival me?” Qin Yu asked back with his voice transmission. The seven star Emperor level Metal Beast was shocked. For Qin Yu to be able to take care of him so easily, his strength was clearly unfathomable.

With merely a kacha sound. The seven star Emperor level Metal Beast’s neck was broken by Qin Yu’s hand. Immediately after, a golden energy was shot out from Qin Yu’s hand and a Golden Core flew out.

A seven star Emperor level Metal Beast’s Golden Core!

Countless people of the Mulberry Receiving Village had their eyes shining. The Golden Core of an Emperor level Metal Beast was simply something that was rarely seen in millions of years. Even Elder Liu Tong grew a bit startled.

Qin Yu lightly smiled and said to Elder Liu Tong. “Elder Liu Tong, you ought to know of the preciousness of this seven star Emperor level Metal Beast’s Golden Core. The golden liquid within this Golden Core, you are to let Xiu Ya absorb it after she reached a sufficient level. As for the corpse of this seven star Emperor level Metal Beast, it shall be my gift to you.”
Liu Tong grew excited.

“Thank you Lord Liu Xing.” Liu Tong looked to the corpse of that seven star Emperor level Metal Beast. His eyes were shining.

Toward Emperor level experts, the effects of Golden Cores were less and less useful. To one star and two star Emperor level experts, the Golden Cores were still of some appeal. However, to four star Emperor level experts like Elder Liu Tong, the ordinary Golden Cores were simply of no appeal. Even the Golden Core of a seven star Emperor level Metal Beast would only cause him to be slightly excited. The thing that truly attracts Elder Liu Tong was the seven star Emperor level Metal Beast’s corpse!

The reason why Metal Beasts are called Metal Beasts was because their bodies are composed of metals!

When Metal Beasts are born, although their bodies were composed of metals, their bodies were incomparably agile. When the Metal Beasts die, their bodies would solidify and completely turn into a metal ore.

One could easily imagine how hard the metal ore that a seven star Emperor level Metal Beast’s corpse would turn into. Even without refining it, the weapons created by the corpse of this seven star Emperor level Metal Beast would also be extremely sharp and tough. If one were to refine it, then the weapons created from the corpse would possess a hardness that approaches that of a Low Quality Divine Weapon.

“Thank you Lord Liu Xing.” Xiu Ya wanted to say something but she ended up not saying much.

“Make sure to continue training hard.” Qin Yu gave a word of encouragement.

Soon after, Qin Yu turned around and looked to Elder Liu Tong. “Elder, let’s return to your Elder’s Palace first.” Elder Liu Tong nodded. He absorbed the corpse of the Metal Beast into his space ring and then set off with Qin Yu.

Seeing the rear views of Qin Yu and Liu Tong flying away, Xiu Ya merely bit her lips.

“Little Ya, Lord Liu Xing is truly too far away from us.” Si Liu stroked Xiu Ya’s head and comforted her. 
Xiu Ya merely continued to stare at the shadow of Qin Yu that had disappeared into the horizon. Her gaze was extremely firm.

The Elder’s Palace was located on top of a mountain. Following an arc, Qin Yu and Liu Tong rapidly flew to the Palace located atop the mountain. The Elder’s Palace was constructed by the people from the Sacred Planet. It was extremely luxurious.

The Elder’s Palace was not large. It was composed of two palaces, one in the front and one behind. Usually, the Elder would reside in the palace in the back.

“I must truly thank Lord Liu Xing this time around. Not only have you saved me, you’ve also saved the entire Deep Profound Star. You’ve even gave me the corpse of this seven star Emperor level Metal Beast.” Elder Liu Tong’s entire face was red as if he had a blush on. Evidently, his mood was extremely good. “Elder Liu Tong, to be honest, I have been wondering about a matter the entire time.” Qin Yu muttered.

When Elder Liu Tong was talking with Qin Yu, they had stepped into the palace. The two of them sat on two chairs. Elder Liu Tong looked to Qin Yu and said. “Wondering about a matter? What might this matter be?”
“Metal Beasts!”
Qin Yu had been wondering about the Metal Beasts the entire time. And now, he decided to ask. “During the times when I have been training amongst the cosmos, I had also discovered some uninhabited Origin Movement Planets. However, there are no Metal Beasts on those Origin Movement Planets. Furthermore… people only lived on the Three Great Star Fields in the Dark Star Realm… Gold Punishment Star Field, Black Flame Star Field and the White Profound Star Field. Of which, the Origin Movement Planets of the Black Flame Star Field possesses not Metal Beasts but instead Blazing Fire Beasts. On the Origin Movement Planets of the White Profound Star Field, what they had was also not Metal Beasts but instead Frost Ice Beasts.” “I am truly unable to think of exactly what the cause of all these might be.” Qin Yu sighed.

Elder Liu Tong started to laugh. “Haha, Lord Liu Xing, if you were to ask other Elders, then I suspect nine amongst ten Elders would not know the reason. However, I am knowledgeable about this.”
“Oh?” Qin Yu looked to Elder Liu Tong.

Qin Yu had merely asked. Never did he expected for Elder Liu Tong to be able to provide an answer.

Elder Liu Tong gasped in admiration and said. “The Metal Beasts, Frost Ice Beasts and Blazing Fire Beasts were all Beasts that are only available in the Dark Star Realm. The reason why they exist only in the Dark Star Realm is because.. of the Conversion Array!”
“Elder Liu Tong, are you talking about the Conversion Array that converts Elemental Spirit Energy into Gold Attribute Energy?” Qin Yu suddenly had a guess in his mind. 
Elder  Liu  Tong  nodded  and  said.  “That’s  right.  This  was actually something that my teacher told me back in the Sacred Planet. Lord Liu Xing, I can tell you that… the Metal Beasts, Frost Ice Beasts and the Blazing Flame Beasts were all birthed by the world.”
“For example, on the Origin Movement Planets, because of the fact that we have to set up Gold Attribute Energy Conversion Array, the person setting it up need at the very least have King level strength. Furthermore, a sufficient amount of Elemental Spirit Stones are required. However, ordinary babies and children were simply unable to set up those kind of formation arrays. Thus, we set up an enormous Gold Attribute Conversion Array on the Origin Movement Planets. This great formation array would convert the Elemental Spirit Energy to Gold Attribute Energy at all times. Thus, the Gold Attribute Energy covered the entire Origin Movement Planet.” Elder Liu Tu explained carefully.

Qin Yu nodded.

He too knew about this. 
Elder Liu Tong continued. “Those Gold Attribute Energy are not merely absorbed by the cultivators on the Origin Movement Planets. Some of the Gold Attribute Energy gathered together and even formed Metal Beasts. As to why they formed Metal Beasts, I too am not certain about that.
However, what I know was that… the Metal Beasts are formed because of the Gold Attribute Energy.”
Qin Yu completely understood everything now.

“Ah, I understand now. The Blazing Fire Beasts on the Origin Movement Planets of the Black Flame Star Field were formed by the Fire Attribute Energy covered by the Fire Attribute Conversion Array. The Frost Ice Beasts of the White Profound Star Field was formed through the same method. The reason why the Origin Movement Planets of the other star fields didn’t have any such Beasts was because they do not possess the Conversion Arrays.”
Qin Yu suddenly had understood everything. However, after he know the reason why, Qin Yu grew curious. How come the large amount of Gold Attribute Energy created through conversion would create Metal Beasts for no reason?

“The mysteriousness of the cosmos is not something that I could understand.” Qin Yu gasped in admiration.

Elder Liu Tong also nodded and said. “Right, the cosmos are truly too mystical. A lot of the things that happens in the cosmos is not something that we could understand. Why the Metal Beasts are born, why they would attain intelligence after reaching Emperor level… it is truly a mystery.”
Qin Yu nodded. He then smiled and said to Elder Liu Tong. “Elder  Liu  Tong,  the  reason  why  I  came  to  find  you  was because I have a matter that I seek to inconvenience you with.”
“Lord Liu Xing, please go ahead and speak without hesitation. As long as I can help out, I would definitely help out.” Elder Liu Tong was very frank and straightforward. Qin Yu said slowly. “Elder Liu Tong, you ought to know that I am an Interstellar Cultivator. All these years, I have been drifting about the cosmos. I had never cared about where I might be at. I had merely wandered all over the place and trained. However, a thousand years ago, I had discovered that I
had reached a bottleneck. No matter what I do, I was unable to move forward. Thus… a certain place came to my mind. A place that I had never been to before…. the Eighteen Emperor Level Trial Dark Stars. I have decided to enter the Eighteen Emperor Level Trial Dark Stars and test myself there.”
Elder Liu Tong said in approval. “Lord Liu Xing ought to go there. The Eighteen Emperor Level Trail Dark Stars are the places where one would be able to train the fastest. Never had I imagined that… Your Lordship had reached your current strength without going to the Trail Dark Stars.”
“In all these years, I had been drifting about the cosmos and have never used my Stellar Identity Diamond. Back then, when I departed from my home planet, I had used Greater Teleportation and didn’t go to the Elder’s Palace to receive my Stellar Identity Crystal. And now, I hope to be able to use your Deep Mulberry Star’s Stellar Identity Crystal.”  Qin Yu finally spoke his purpose in coming. The existence of the Stellar Identity Crystal was also something that Qin Yu learned through Xu Zong’s memories.

To be able to carry a ‘Stellar Identity Diamond,’ it signified that the Elder’s Palace recognized this person’s strength.

Usually, the cultivators that had decided to leave their planet would go to the Elder’s Palace to receive a Stellar Identity Diamond. That was one could only receive the special treatment that was specific to the people from the Dark Star Realm after possessing a Stellar Identity Crystal.

For example, entering a Dark Star to test oneself, entering the Bewitching God Temple, becoming a guard of the Sacred Planets and so on.

They were all things that one need a proof of identity for. However, there were also a lot of proud and aloof people who thought that it wasn’t worth their time to go and receive the Stellar Identity Crystal. They are cultivators that trained by themselves. They believed that strength was everything…. Only when they truly needed a Stellar Identity Crystal, they would randomly go to a planet and obtain an Identity Crystal. 
As for the Elders that received those proud and aloof experts, they were also extremely willing to present them with a Stellar Identity Crystal. That was because… giving them an Identity Crystal signified that the extremely powerful expert had originated from their planet and would allow their planet’s reputation to spread far and wide.

“Lord Liu Xing, as someone this powerful, are you truly willing to accept the Stellar Identity Crystal from my Deep Mulberry Star and become a person of my Deep Mulberry Star?” Elder Liu Tong was filled with a pleasant surprise.

Chapter 12: Identity Inspection

Upon seeing Liu Tong’s expression, Qin Yu merely smiled and nodded. “Yes, Elder Liu Tong, I shall trouble you with a Stellar Identity Crystal.”
“No, no trouble at all.” Said Elder Liu Tong as he waved his hand.

Now, Liu Tong was already beginning to imagine the future where when others mention Liu Xing, they would also mention that Lord Liu Xing was from the Deep Mulberry Star. As the Elder of the Deep Mulberry Star, his reputation would also grow.

He had also heard from a lot of his friends, the Elders of other planets, that they have also received Interstellar Cultivators before and given them Stellar Identity Crystals. Never had anticipated that he too would attain such an opportunity.

“Lord Liu Xing, please wait a moment.” Liu Tong took out a triangular prism shaped crystal pillar. 
“What is that for?” Qin Yu looked at the triangular prism shaped crystal pillar in confusion. He was able to sense a special kind of aura from it.

Elder Liu Tong casually explained. “Lord Liu Xing, this is the first time you’ve received a Stellar Identity Crystal. Thus, you likely do not know the procedure. This is the rule set by the Sacred Planet…. everyone that is to be granted a Stellar Identity Crystal must be inspected by this crystal pillar first.”
“Inspected?  What  sort  of  inspection?”  Qin  Yu  had  a  bad feeling.

Could it be that this mysterious crystal pillar would be able to tell his identity?

Liu Tong smiled and said. “Lord Liu Xing, please don’t worry. This triangular prism shaped crystal pillar is used to inspect the person’s strength. It could determine whether you’re King level or Emperor level! At the same time, it could tell one’s energy attribute. I remember that ten million years ago, it even managed to find a Devil Realm’s person trying to disguise his way into the Dark Star Realm.”
“Oh? A Devil Realm’s person was found through the inspection ten million years ago? What did that person from the Devil Realm come to the Dark Star Realm for?” Asked Qin Yu.

Elder Liu Tong casually replied. “I have heard that Devil was a Black Devil Path cultivator. The Black Devil Path also trains one’s body. Although their method is somewhat different from ours, the difference was not large. That Devil Realm’s expert wanted to enter our Eighteen Emperor Level Dark Stars and train there. However, in order for one to enter the Eighteen Emperor Level Dark Stars, one must possess an Stellar Identity Crystal. Thus, that Devil Realm’s expert tried to obtain a Stellar Identity Crystal and was found out by this triangular prism shaped crystal pillar.”
“This crystal pillar is that amazing?”  Qin Yu exclaimed in admiration. However, in his heart, he had became careful. Qin Yu was very confident about himself. After all, all his energy was stored in the Stellar Space. Furthermore, in order to guard against the unexpected, Qin Yu had also learned the Gold Punishment Sect’s martial technique and he also has the Gold Force, the characteristic to the Gold Punishment Sect’s cultivators.

However… who knows what kind of principle this crystal pillar uses to investigate?

Maybe it might search for the characteristic specific to the people of the Dark Star Realm. As he does not know the principle behind the crystal pillar, Qin Yu had grown a bit worried.

However, having reached this situation, all Qin Yu could do was to brace himself for the inspection.

“Lord Liu Xing, we merely need a short moment. This crystal pillar will be able to determine Your Lordship’s type as well as strength.” The Gold Force in Elder Liu Tong’s hand was poured into the triangular prism shaped crystal pillar. The crystal pillar started to give off a misty radiance. 
Soon…
The misty radiance covered Qin Yu’s body. The triangular prism shaped crystal pillar slowly started to shine.

“This sensation feels pretty comfortable.”  Although Qin Yu was a bit worried in his heart, he was still enjoying the massage-like sensation. Qin Yu spoke and asked. “Elder Liu Tong, do you know how this crystal pillar conduct its inspection?”
“I’m not certain. This triangular prism shaped crystal pillar is given to every Elder’s Palace by the Sacred Planet. I don’t even know how many years it’s been inherited for. However, it has  never  malfunctioned.”   Said  Liu  Tong  with  absolute certainty.

Never malfunctioned!

Upon hearing those words, Qin Yu’s heart grew tense. 
“Seems like I might have to use my last resort, if I were to be discovered.” Qin Yu didn’t want to rely on his last resort. Not only was it extremely sinister, it was also quite risky.

After some time.

“Lord  Liu  Xing,  it  is  done.”   Elder  Liu  Tong  held  the triangular prism shaped Crystal Pillar in his hand and looked at it. Immediately after, he looked to Qin Yu with a shocked expression.

Seeing Liu Tong’s expression, Qin Yu grew nervous.
However, he still asked. “Elder Liu Tong, what happened?”
Elder Liu Tong swallowed a gulp of saliva. He stared at Qin Yu and said. “Your Lordship, what star ranked Emperor level expert are you?”
“Why are you asking me that?” Said Qin Yu with a smile. 
The expression that Elder Liu Tong looked at Qin Yu with was somewhat passionate. “Lord Liu Xing, granting a Stellar Identity Crystal does not only signify one’s status. It also signifies that one has been recognized by an Elder. Only one who has reached a high star King or Emperor level is qualified
to receive a Stellar Identity Crystal. This crystal pillar, is precisely the tool used to inspect one’s identity and strength.”
“What is my strength?” Asked Qin Yu with a smile.

Elder Liu Tong placed the crystal pillar on his hand. “Lord Liu Xing, this crystal pillar’s strength inspection is very rough. For King levels, it simply divides them into elementary level, middle level and advanced level. Amongst them, the elementary level represents one to six star King level, middle level, seven to twelve star King level and advanced level, thirteen star to eighteen star. The Emperor levels are also divided into elementary, middle and advanced level! Your Lordship…”
Liu  Tong  firmly  stared  at  Qin  Yu.  “Is  an  advanced  level Emperor!” “Advanced level Emperor is advanced level Emperor, what’s so shocking about that?” Said Qin Yu with a light smile.

Finding it hard to believe, Liu Tong said. “Lord Liu Xing, could it be that you do not know that ever since the previous Gold Punishment Lord ascended, our Dark Star Realm hasn’t had any fifteen star Emperor level experts?”
“Fifteen star Emperor level, why are you mentioning this?” Qin Yu was puzzled.

Liu Tong immediately remembered that Qin Yu was an Interstellar Cultivator. At once, he explained. “Our Dark Star Realm possessed Three Great Sovereigns. In order to become a candidate for the next Sovereign, one must, at the very least, be a fifteen star Emperor level expert. However, our Gold Punishment Sect… for some unknown reason, hasn’t had a fifteen star Emperor level expert, even after all these years. Thus, the position of the Gold Punishment Lord has been empty the entire time.” Qin Yu slightly nodded.

A fifteen star Emperor was comparable to a level eight Immortal Emperor.

Qin Yu found it a bit hard to believe. In the large Dark Star Realm, how could there not be a fifteen star Emperor level Gold Punishment Sect expert?

“Elder  Liu  Tong,  you  said  there  weren’t  any  fifteen  star Emperor level experts? I find that a bit hard to believe.”  Said Qin Yu as he shook his head.

Elder Liu Tong also had a face filled with helplessness. He nodded and said. “I also do not understand why. Back then, when I was still on the Sacred Planet, I had heard from my teacher that other than His Majesty the Gold Punishment Lord, our Gold Punishment Sect also possessed two other great experts. One was a seventeen star Emperor level expert whereas the other was a fifteen star Emperor level expert. I do not know what happened for there to not be even a single fifteen star Emperor level expert left.” “You’re saying…  there were many powerful experts in the past?” Qin Yu found this matter to be somewhat fishy.

Elder Liu Tong continued. “Seventeen star Emperor level is at the level where one’s about to undergo the Divine Tribulation. It might be possible for that seventeen star Emperor level expert to have ascended to the Divine Realm. But, what about that fifteen star Emperor level expert? I do not believe that it is possible for him to have undergone the Divine Tribulation and ascended to the Divine Realm in such a short period of time.”
“Sigh. Forget about it. After all, there are no fifteen star Emperor level experts appearing. This matter is also not something that I, a mere Elder of a planet, could manage.” Liu Tong laughed.

Qin Yu nodded.

Who knows what sort of secrets there are in the internal parts of the Dark Star Realm. Liu Tong looked to Qin Yu with a burning gaze. “Lord Liu Xing, you are an advanced level Emperor expert. That is to say… you are at the very least a thirteen star Emperor level expert. Lord Liu Xing, is it possible for you to tell me whether or not you’ve reached fifteen star Emperor level?”
Fifteen star Emperor level.

Qin Yu was very clear about his own strength. With merely his body, he possessed the strength of a fifteen star Emperor. However, when adding on his miraculous Life Elemental Energy, it was possible for him to take on a seventeen or eighteen star Emperor.

“Elder Liu Tong, let’s just say that I am not a fifteen star Emperor.” Said Qin Yu with a mysterious smile.

“Consider…” Liu Tong’s eyes were wide open. From Qin Yu’s words, he was able to tell… that this Interstellar Cultivator in front of him ought to have reached fifteen star Emperor level. A fifteen star Emperor level expert. Who amongst them was not someone with a name that spread far and wide?

“Lord  Liu  Xing,  I  would  not  tell  anyone.”  Seeing  Qin  Yu trusting him like so, Elder Liu Tong also felt a sense of pride. Suddenly, Elder Liu Tong thought of something and said in astonishment. “Lord Liu Xing, you’ve said that you’ve never been to the Eighteen Trial Dark Stars?”
“That’s right.” Qin Yu nodded.

Elder Liu Tong took a deep breath and then looked at Qin Yu. “Lord Liu Xing. In the history of the Dark Star Realm, there has been a Gold Punishment Lord that had originally not entered the Eighteen Trail Dark Stars and had only been drifting about the cosmos while training. It’s the same as Lord Liu Xing! That Gold Punishment Lord Majesty had reached the sixteen star Emperor level before reaching a bottleneck. That Majesty had once said before that if he were to not have used the Dark Stars, it was absolutely impossible for him to reach seventeen and eighteen star Emperor level.”
Qin Yu thought of what Ye Qu had said. 
With the cultivation method of the Gold Punishment Sect, if one were to not use the assistance provided by the gravity of the Dark Stars, sixteen stars would be the peak one could reach. It would appear that what Ye Qu said was correct!

“In the entire history, only that Majesty reached sixteen star Emperor level without using the Dark Stars. The number of Majesties that have managed to reach fifteen star Emperor level, without using the Dark Stars, is also so small that it can be counted on merely one’s hands. Never had I, Liu Tong, thought that I too, would be able to meet one such expert.” Liu Tong was very excited.

What Qin Yu had accomplished was enough to be recorded in the annals of the Dark Star Realm.

Qin Yu smiled. “Elder Liu Tong, please do not spread this to the others. I do not wish for everyone in the world to know about it.” Elder Liu Tong nodded. To be able to obtain the trust of such an expert, Elder Liu Tong was already very moved. “Elder Liu Tong, what about my Stellar Identity Crystal? Are you not planning to present that to me?” Qin Yu said jokingly.

Elder Liu Tong was unable to refrain from laughing. “My apologies, Lord Liu Xing. While we were talking, I had forgotten to present you with your Stellar Identity Crystal. Please wait a moment…”  After he finished, Liu Tong flipped over his hand and took out a three colored stellar crystal. He then inserted it into a hollow space in the bottom of the triangular prism shaped crystal pillar. The three colored stellar crystal fit perfectly into the hollow space..

“Lord Liu Xing, this crystal pillar will record all the information into the Stellar Identity Crystal.” Explained Elder Liu Tong. After a short period of time, the Stellar Identity Crysta rolled out from the hollow space.

Qin Yu was unable to refrain from gasping in admiration.
The Dark Star Realm was truly miraculous.

“Lord Liu Xing, you merely have to place a drop of your blood onto this Stellar Identity Crystal and it will merge into your palm. After it merges into your palm, you will naturally know how to use it.” Elder Liu Tong smiled as he handed the Stellar Identity Crystal to Qin Yu.

After Qin Yu received the Stellar Identity Crystal and dripped a drop of his blood onto it to become its master, the Stellar Identity Crystal immediately merged into his body.

“So that’s how it works.”  Qin Yu immediately understood how to use the Stellar Identity Crystal. The method of usage was indeed very simple.

Having obtained the Stellar Identity Crystal, Qin Yu’s problem could now be considered as having been solved. Now what he planned to do was to find a Interstellar Map that would record the passage that leads to the Eighteen Emperor Level Trial Dark Stars and the Bewitching God Temple.

The Eighteen Emperor Level Dark Stars, Qin Yu wanted to go and experience them.

Merely, Qin Yu was currently in no rush to ask for an Interstellar Map from Elder Liu Tong. He thus stayed in the Elder’s Palace for two days. In these past two days, he would frequently chat with the Elder. Through the conversations, Qin Yu grew to know a bit about the secrets of the Dark Star Realm.

Three days after Qin Yu’s arrival at the Elder’s Palace.

Qin Yu and Elder Liu Tong were both in the Elder’s Palace. They were waiting for a group of people, a group of people from the Gold Punishment Star Field’s Sacred Planet. This group of people were called… the Enforcers.

The Enforcers, originally their duty was to chase and kill the Emperor level Metal Beasts in the Dark Star Realm. Later on, their duty became to not only chase and kill the Emperor level Metal Beasts in the Dark Star Realm but to also chase and kill some of the insane and frenzied cultivators of the Dark Star Realm. After all, amongst the cultivators of the Dark Star Realm, it was unavoidable that some extremely sinister ones would appear. The destruction and harm brought about by those people was sometimes even more terrifying than Emperor level Metal Beasts. This group of Enforcers had came to the Deep Mulberry Star precisely because of the Emperor level Metal Beast.

“Elder Liu Tong, the news sent by the Enforcers is truly too shocking. Three Emperor level Metal Beasts had arrived on the regions surrounding this planet. We have only killed one, where are the other two?” Gasped Qin Yu.

Elder Liu Tong nodded.

It was indeed extremely shocking. According to the news sent over by the Enforcers, there were three extremely powerful Emperor level Metal Beasts. The weakest amongst the three was a seven star Emperor level Metal Beast. The strongest amongst them had actually reached twelve star Emperor level.

Twelve star Emperor level Metal Beast. In the entire Dark Star Realm, there was not a single Gravity Gather Planet’s Elder that would be able to take it on. Qin Yu also recalled that the moment before that seven star Emperor level Metal Beast was killed by him, it had tried to threaten him saying that its brothers would come for revenge.

“Twelve star? Revenge?” Qin Yu did not care in the slightest. A twelve star Emperor level Metal Beast was something that he could kill with a flip of his hand. Why would he be worried?

“The Enforcers have arrived.” Qin Yu suddenly looked to the sky. Elder Liu Tong also raised his head. They saw six figures rapidly flying toward the Elder’s Palace. The man leading them was wearing a silver mask. His two eyes were emitting a sharp radiance.

Qin Yu’s eyebrows were raised. “Fifteen star Emperor level expert!”
Two days ago, this Elder Liu Tong had even told him that there were no fifteen star Emperor level experts in the Gold Punishment Sect and that the seat of the Gold Punishment Lord had been empty the entire time. However, he instead saw a fifteen star Emperor level expert now. Furthermore, this person was an Enforcer! 
This group of Enforcers were very powerful. The leader amongst them was a fifteen star Emperor level expert. The other five all possessed strength no less than ten star Emperor level.

The Enforcer party of six were all wearing black clothes. Other than the leader who wore a silver colored mask, the other five did not wear any masks. Merely, the gaze of all six Enforcers were cold and detached.

The leading male descended onto the Elder’s Palace. His gaze was on Qin Yu the entire time. “I am called Wen Feng, who are you?

“Liu Xing.” Qin Yu had a smile on his face.

Chapter 13: The New Gold Punishment Lord

“You’re very strong.” The leader of the Enforcers, Wen Feng, looked at Qin Yu and said.

“You’re not bad yourself.” Qin Yu’s swept his gaze at the five people behind Wen Feng and nodded slightly. “The Enforcers truly lived up to their name. No wonder you’re capable of causing those sinister people to fear unceasingly.”
The five Enforcers behind Wen Feng all looked to Qin Yu.
Their gazes were extremely cold.

At this moment, Elder Liu Tong immediately spoke with a light laugh. ”I am the Elder of the Deep Mulberry Star, Liu Tong. This person is the Interstellar Cultivator, Lord Liu Xing. Lord Liu Xing is currently also a person of our Deep Mulberry Star.”
“Interstellar Cultivator!”  Wen Feng repeated the words. He then placed his left fist on his right chest. Respectfully, he said. “Wen Feng thanks Liu Xing for killing the seven star Emperor level Metal Beast.” The five other Enforcers behind Wen Feng also saluted to Qin Yu.

Qin Yu lightly smiled and said. “It is merely a very slight effort. Oh, that’s right. At the moment when I killed that seven star Emperor level Metal Beast, that Metal Beast had sent a voice transmission to threaten me. He was saying that if I killed him, then his brothers would return to avenge him.”
Enforcer Wen Feng’s lips were slightly raised. It appeared as if he had a slight smile on his face. “That seven star Emperor level Metal Beast must have most likely been mistaken with his plan. I reckon that even if his two brothers were to join hands, they’ll still be no match against you, Liu Xing.”
[ED: More like joining paws…XD]

Qin Yu merely slightly nod his head.

The reason why he stayed on the Deep Mulberry Star for a couple more days was because he was worried about that seven star Emperor level Metal Beast’s brothers coming to the Deep Mulberry Star and retaliating against the people of the Deep Mulberry Star. According to Qin Yu’s estimation, if those brothers of that seven star Emperor level Metal Beast were to come for revenge, it’ll happen in these couple of days.

Now that the Enforcers have arrived. Furthermore, looking at their strength, they are definitely able to take care of the two surviving Metal Beasts. Qin Yu also did not worry about it or staying on the Deep Mulberry Star any longer.

“Lord Enforcer, please come inside and rest.” Elder Liu Tong immediately said. Amongst this group of people, he, Elder Liu Tong, was the weakest.

Elder Liu Tong knew very well that the Enforcers were a violent force that chases to kill those sinister people who causes destruction to the Dark Star Realm. Thus, the Enforcers were even more blood-thirsty compared to those sinister and blood-thirsty people!

Inside the inner palace of the Elder’s Palace. 
“Elder Liu Tong, these three Emperor level Metal Beasts first appeared on the Origin Movement Planet located to the north, the Oh’Esteemed Star. They massacred all of the several tens of thousands of people on the Oh’Esteemed Star. Even the Elder of the Oh’Esteemed Star was killed. Afterwards, we Enforcers were dispatched. We were separated into three squadrons. However, we did not anticipate for the three Emperor level Metal Beasts to be that powerful. When the three Emperor level Metal Beasts destroyed another Origin Movement Planet, one of our small Enforcer Squadron managed to intercept these three Emperor level Metal Beasts.”
In the palace, Wen Feng was carefully presenting what had happened. “Merely, at that time, the people that we dispatched were not strong. The strongest amongst that Enforcer Squadron was merely a ten star Emperor. Of that small squadron of six, three were killed and three fled. However, the captain of that squadron, the ten star Emperor, had already deduced that the strongest amongst those three Metal Beasts is around twelve star Emperor level. Of course… that does not eliminate the fact that that Emperor level Metal Beast might be concealing its strength.” When Liu Tong heard all these, his heart was overwhelmed with horror.

Never had he anticipated that two Origin Movement Planets had already been massacred into extinction. Had it not been for Qin Yu, then his Deep Mulberry Star would have became the third.

“It should not be hiding its strength. Otherwise, it wouldn’t have let three of your men escape.” Qin Yu determined.

Wen Feng who was wearing a silver mask cast his gaze to Qin Yu. He nodded and said. “I also believe that to be the case. Furthermore, we have managed to determine the strength of the other two Metal Beasts. One of them is ten star Emperor level whereas the other is seven star Emperor level. Those are absolutely certain. No matter how powerful the last one might be, it would not be much stronger than those two.”
“Liu Xing, you said… that before that seven star Emperor level Metal Beast died, it had once tried to threaten you saying that its brothers would come to avenge him?” Wen Feng looked to Qin Yu and asked. 
“That’s right.” Qin Yu nodded. “Rest assured, had those two Emperor level Metal Beast appeared, then I would have been the first one to discover them.”
Currently, Qin Yu’s Immortal Awareness had covered the entire Deep Mulberry Star. With Qin Yu’s current Immortal Awareness, covering the entire Deep Mulberry Star nonstop would not affect him in the slightest.

“You all go rest first.” Wen Feng said to his subordinates.

“Yes, Your Lordship.” The five Enforcers said as they saluted. Immediately after, they left the main hall of the palace. And at this moment, Wen Feng’s gaze was shot toward Elder Liu Tong. Elder Liu Tu also tactfully departed the main hall. Immediately, only Qin Yu and Wen Feng remained in the main hall.

Wen Feng looked to Qin Yu. The mask on his face had instantly disappeared. Qin Yu was unable to refrain himself from opening his eyes wide.

This Wen Feng’s appearance had indeed caused Qin Yu to be shocked. Never had he thought that someone from the Dark Star Realm would have an appearance similar to that of someone from the Demon Realm… A third eye!

To be more exact, there was a closed crack on Wen Feng’s forehead. Qin Yu was able to tell with his Immortal Awareness that inside that crack was an eye.

“Liu Xing, your strength is sufficient for me to unmask myself. Let me introduce myself first. I am called Wen Feng, the newly appointed great captain of the Enforcers, a fifteen star Emperor level expert.” A hard to come by smile appeared on Wen Feng’s face.

Qin Yu was unable to determine what the purpose of this Wen Feng in front of him was. “I am called Liu Xing, an ordinary Interstellar Cultivator.” Qin Yu casually introduced himself.

“Someone that even I, Wen Feng, am unable to see through is an ordinary Interstellar Cultivator? A while back, the Sacred Planet had even called for a summon of all the fifteen star or higher Emperor level experts of the Gold Punishment Sect to assume the position as the leader of our Dark Star Realm’s Three Great Sovereigns… Gold Punishment Lord. I am confused… with your strength, why have you not gone to the Sacred Planet?” Wen Feng asked straightforwardly.

Dark Star Realm’s Three Great Sovereigns, it was a position that everyone yearned for. Furthermore, the Gold Punishment Lord is the leader amongst the Three Great Sovereigns. The status of the Gold Punishment Lord is even more reverend!

Qin Yu smiled and said. “Let’s not talk about me, what about you then? From the way I see it, you’ve also reached fifteen star Emperor level. However, why haven’t you gone and become the Gold Punishment Lord and instead became the great captain of the Enforcers?” Regarding this, Qin Yu was incomparably confused.

Wen Feng had a self-mocking smile. “Did you think that I didn’t want to become the Gold Punishment Lord? The Gold Punishment Lord, the leader of the Three Great Sovereigns, oh how revered that status was…”
“The Emperor level Metal Beasts have arrived.”
Qin Yu suddenly interrupted Wen Feng.

Wen Feng also stopped talking. The two of them took a glance at each other. Almost simultaneously, the two of them disappeared into thin air.

A vicious bird with an entire body composed of blue colored metal was currently circling around the sky. This vicious bird was precisely the Metal Beast that had reached ten star Emperor level. It was currently hesitating… as to whether or not to eliminate the Deep Mulberry Star. “Second brother, quickly, flee. There’s expert here.” A voice sounded in this vicious bird’s mind.

The vicious bird also felt its heart shaking in fear. “Not good, there’s danger here.”  However, right at the moment when it was prepared to use Greater Teleportation to run away, a hand suddenly appeared in the air and grabbed onto its neck.

“Little bird, you’re still trying to flee?” A voice with a trace of mocking tone was heard.

The vicious bird turned it head to the side to look. The person who grabbed his neck was a smiling youth. This youth was standing in the middle of the sky. This vicious bird did not know at all that a couple days ago, its third brother was also caught by the neck by the same person.

At this moment, another figure appeared beside Qin Yu. It was Wen Feng.

“We’ve let it escape.”  Wen Feng’s expression was a bit ugly. “That twelve star Emperor level Metal Beast is hiding in the cosmic space. It had also set up a formation array around itself causing me to be unable to directly teleport over to it.”
“Formation   array?   Metal   Beasts   also   know   formation arrays?” Qin Yu was slightly shocked.

Wen Feng had a self mocking smile. “Who knows, it’s also my first time seeing one. However, there had also been powerful Emperor level Metal Beasts setting up formation arrays in the records of history. As they possess the intelligence of humans, it is not impossible for them to set up formation arrays.”
“It’s best for you all to let me free. Otherwise, my big brother would  definitely  come  and  kill  you  all.”  That  vicious  bird actually spoke human language from its mouth.

“Haha…”
Qin Yu started laughing. “Hey, little bird, did you know that a couple days ago, that seven star Emperor level Metal Beast was also captured by me like this. When I was about to kill it, he had also threatened me with the same words.” “It’s you who’ve killed my third brother.”  That vicious bird firmly stared at Qin Yu.

However, the vicious bird discovered that after having its neck grabbed by Qin Yu, the Golden Core within its body had been completely wrapped up by Qin Yu’s Gold Force. It was unable to use even the slightest amount of its energy at all.

“Wen  Feng,  even  if  that  twelve  star  Emperor  level  Metal Beast was to be in the formation array, you should also be able to capture it.” Said Qin Yu in confusion.

Afterall, Wen Feng was a fifteen star Emperor level expert.

Wen  Feng  shook  his  head  and  said.  “As  it  was  in  the formation array, I was unable to use Greater Teleportation to teleport to it. In a blink of an eye, that twelve star Emperor level Metal Beast had left the great formation array from the other side and fled.” “How shall we take care of this little bird?” Qin Yu looked to Wen Feng.

“However you want. All’s good as long as you killed it. The Golden Core and the corpse is naturally yours.” Said Wen Feng casually.

As if it had sensed its doomsday coming, that vicious bird looked to Qin Yu in dismay. “Your Lordship, please spare my life. As long as you spare my life, I would do anything you want me to do.”
“It indeed has a human level intelligence.” Qin Yu gasped in admiration.

Spare?

Would he spare it? Qin Yu still remembered that the Enforcer leader Wen Feng had said that these three Metal Beasts had massacred two Origin Movement Planets. Such cruel and savage Metal Beasts, how could he possibly spare their lives? 
Qin Yu’s fingers slightly squeezed.

A sound like metal breaking sounded. That ten star Emperor level Metal Beast’s neck was completely snapped off. Its Golden Core had also been taken out by Qin Yu.

“Wen Feng, what I had asked you earlier, you still haven’t given me an answer. Weren’t you a fifteen star Emperor level expert? How come you didn’t become the next Gold Punishment Lord?” Qin Yu was still concerned about this question.

Wen Feng shook his head and smiled helplessly. “I too had once wanted to become the Gold Punishment Lord. That’s why I had tried my best in training myself. Half a year ago, I had finally managed to attain a breakthrough and became a fifteen star Emperor. However, only when I returned to the Sacred Planet did I found out that… a super expert had already returned to the Sacred Planet. That super expert had already been determined to become the new Gold Punishment Lord. After half a year, they would likely make it public. At that time, I felt a bit helpless. Thus, I assumed the position of the great captain of the Enforcers and decided to chase and kill some people to vent my anger.”
“Never had I expected that you became the great captain of the Enforcers just to vent your anger. Oh, that’s right… you’ve mentioned that the new Gold Punishment Lord had been decided; how strong is that person?” Qin Yu asked.

Wen Feng clenched his fist tightly. He said. “The new Gold Punishment Lord is extremely strong, frighteningly strong!”
Qin Yu was astonished.

For even Wen Feng to say that the new Gold Punishment Lord’s strength is frighteningly strong, exactly how strong was this new Gold Punishment Lord?

“How strong could he get?” Said Qin Yu while smiling. Wen Feng  instead  replied  solemnly.  “No,  he’s  truly  extremely powerful. Back then, I was also not convinced as to why he’s the one who should become the new Gold Punishment Lord. Only later did I found out that he’s already an eighteen star Emperor.”
“Eighteen star Emperor!”
Qin Yu was stunned.

Seventeen and eighteen star Emperor level experts usually possess souls at the level of level nine Immortal Emperor. They were people that were about to undergo the Divine Tribulation. For an Eighteen star Emperor level expert to appear, the probability was truly low.

“Eighteen star Emperor, then his bones and muscles were all comparable to High Level Divine Artifacts.”  Qin Yu felt a bit terrified in his heart.

Qin Yu suddenly frowned. How did such an expert suddenly appear out of nowhere? Qin Yu looked to Wen Feng and asked. “Where is this super expert from? How come he would suddenly appear out of nowhere?”
“Dark Star!”
Wen Feng said solemnly. “The eighteenth Dark Star of the Eighteen Emperor Level Trial Dark Stars.”
“Liu Xing, you ought to know that one would be considered as an eighteen star Emperor level expert once one managed to persist on the eighteenth Dark Star for two hours. In all these years, I have never known anyone that would go and train in that eighteenth Dark Star. However… about a year ago, a person suddenly appeared out from the Interstellar Conveying Array that is connected to the eighteenth Dark Star.”
Upon saying to this part, Qin Yu also understood it.

The eighteen Dark Stars all possessed Interstellar Conveying Arrays leading to them. For this person to be able to walk out from the Interstellar Conveying Array that was connected to the eighteenth Dark Star, that person was definitely an eighteen star Emperor level expert.

“Sigh. Who would’ve known that there would be people on the eighteenth Dark Star? Just like that, he suddenly appeared. After he appeared, two months later, another person appeared from the Interstellar Conveying Array that lead to the seventeenth Dark Star.”
Qin Yu was unable to refrain his shock.

“Another  one?  This  one  ought  to  be  a  seventeen  star Emperor. Seemed like it wasn’t injustice for that Gold Punishment Lord’s position to be taken away from you. That’s right, how come these two super experts suddenly appeared?”
Wen Feng smiled wryly. “How would I know? Based on the records of the Interstellar Conveying Arrays, the last time someone had used the seventeenth and eighteenth Dark Stars Interstellar Conveying Array was several hundred years ago. The majority of the people had thought that those people who had entered to those Dark Stars were crushed to pieces by the gravity and died. Who would’ve known that they’ll appear again after all these years.”
Qin  Yu  nodded  and  said  jokingly.  “Indeed,  it’s  quite terrifying. If tens or twenty people were to walk out from that eighteenth Dark Star that day, just imagine what sort of scene that would be.”
Hearing Qin Yu’s words, Wei Feng grew numb from head to toe.

“Rarely does anyone enter the seventeenth and eighteenth Emperor level Dark Stars. Likewise… no one knew whether or not there are any super experts training themselves on those two Dark Stars.” Wen Feng sighed.

Qin Yu nodded.

“Mn, it’s time for me to go to the eighteen Emperor level Trial Dark Stars.” Thought Qin Yu.

Chapter 14: Set Off To The Trail Stars!

Violent gale whistling. The Elder’s Palace was located on the summit of the mountain. Above this mountaintop and amongst the whistling gale, Qin Yu was currently bidding his farewell to Elder Liu Tong, Wen Feng and the other five Enforcers.

“Lord Liu Xing, you do not have a Transmission Spiritual Pearl?”  Upon hearing Qin Yu’s response, Elder Liu Tong was shocked.

Qin Yu nodded and smiled. “Back when I was drifting and training amongst the cosmos, there was no need for a Transmission Spiritual Pearl. Thus, I had never gone to purchase one. What? Is that very strange?”
Qin Yu was instead blushing with shame in his heart. Of course he possess a Transmission Spiritual Pearl. Merely, the Transmission Spiritual Pearl that he had was created by the people from the Immortal Realm. It was likely that if he were to take it out, then he’ll immediately incite the suspicions of others. “So   that’s   what   happened.”    Elder   Liu   Tong   suddenly understood. Immediately after, Elder Liu Tong said with a straight face. “Lord Liu Xing, it’s one thing that you do not possess a Transmission Spiritual Pearl before as you were an Interstellar Cultivator. However now, you are an Emperor level expert from our Deep Mulberry Star. If something were to happen to our Deep Mulberry Star, we might have to ask Lord Liu Xing for help. However, if you do not possess a Transmission Spiritual Pearl, it would become very hard for us
to find you. I have a Transmission Spiritual Pearl here. If Lord Liu Xing do not mind about it, then please accept it.”
Upon seeing that Transmission Spiritual Pearl in the Elder’s hand, Qin Yu was unable to refrain from smiling.

This Elder Liu Tong was indeed someone who knows how to conduct himself.

“Liu Xing, you should accept it. In the future, if I have anything that I need to find you for, I could also contact you through the Transmission Spiritual Pearl.”  The leader of the Enforcers Wen Feng also said to Qin Yu. “In that case, I shall accept it.”
Qin Yu received the Transmission Spiritual Pearl. He then exchanged soul imprints in the Transmission Spiritual Pearl with Elder Liu Tong and Wen Feng so that they could contact each other.

“Now that I’ve obtained a Transmission Spiritual Pearl, all that remains is an Interstellar Map.” Qin Yu was very satisfied.
It was truly complicated for a foreigner like him to enter the interior sections of the Dark Star Realm. Especially during the moment when he was being inspected before being granted a Stellar Identity Crystal. At that time, Qin Yu was truly worried that he would be discovered. According to Qin Yu’s own deduction, the reason why he was not discovered was all because of the ‘Stellar Space.’
If it were someone else, it would be absolutely impossible for them to be able to pass the inspection. “Wen Feng, I have never been to the Trial Dark Stars nor do I know how to get there. Might you have the Interstellar Map with the way to the Trial Dark Stars?” Qin Yu looked to Wen Feng.

The goods that this fifteen star Emperor level expert would take out was most definitely not of inferior quality. Therefore, Qin Yu did not ask Elder Liu Tong but instead asked the leader of the Enforcers, Wen Feng.

Wen Feng’s lips were slightly raised. A smiling intent was in his eyes. “Liu Xing, I truly must admire you. To be able to reach such a level without ever setting foot on the Trial Dark Stars. This Interstellar Map is the Map of the entire Dark Star Realm. Each of us Enforcers possesss one.” As he said that, Wen Feng handed Qin Yu a jade-slip like crystal.

After receiving the crystal, Qin Yu swept through it with his Soul’s Power.

Inside the crystal was an Interstellar Map. This Interstellar Map was extremely large. It actually contained all nine great star fields of the Dark Star Realm and was extremely detailed. Furthermore, it also marked the location of the Bewitching God Temple.

Qin Yu was overjoyed.

With this detailed Interstellar Map, no matter how big the Dark Star Realm might be, he was now able to go wherever he wanted.

“Wen Feng, thank you. As I have never been to the Trial Dark Stars before, I am truly filled with anticipation now.” Laughed Qin Yu. Qin Yu had his own determination regarding the Dark Stars.

He had once seen the introductions of the Dark Stars from his master Lei Wei’s Science and Technology Universe.

White Dwarf, Neutron Star and other planets like them. The density of their gravity was extremely intense. However, Qin Yu had also discovered something… the planets of the Science and Technology Universe, that his master Lei Wei was from, seemed to not be very big for the most part. 
For example, planets like his hometown, the Purple Mystic Star. Super planets like such with diameters over a hundred billion miles were something that had never been discovered before in the Science and Technology Universe. Furthermore, they were determined to be planets that were unlikely to exist.

“The Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm, as a cosmic space that is a stage higher than the Mortal Realm, how might the Dark Star here be different than the Dark Stars of the Mortal Realm?” Qin Yu started to guess in his heart.

“Qin Yu, as it is your first time going to the Dark Stars. There are a couple things you must take note of.” Wen Feng’s expression suddenly turned serious as he spoke. “When you are transferred to the Trial Dark Star from the Trial Sacred Planet, it’s best for you to put both of your hands and legs on the floor when you’re in the Conveying Array. If you were to do that, then it would allow the pressure that your body would bear to become a bit smaller. If you were to rely only on your two legs, then if the gravity were to become too frightening, it is possible for the gravity to crush your bones to powder.” Upon hearing those words, Qin Yu was unable to refrain his shock.

Hands and legs on the ground, what’s with that?

“Furthermore, do not overestimate yourself when selecting the Trial Dark Star to enter. You must try to conserve as much as possible. You should only enter the next Trial Dark Star after being able to stand still while holding a ‘Dark Star Piece’, that   weighs   twice   your   weight.”    Wen   Feng   continued. Afterwards, he smiled. “I’m going to stop. I had forgotten that these were all things that you’ll be taught once you reach the Trial Sacred Planet.”
Trial Sacred Planet?

Qin Yu only knew about the Thirty Six Trial Dark Stars. He did not know what the Trial Sacred Planet was.

“What is the Trial Sacred Planet?” Qin Yu asked. Elder Liu Tong who stood to the side sighed and said. “Lord Liu Xing, you don’t even know about the Trial Sacred Planet? It would appear that you’re truly lacking knowledge in this field. Let me tell you. The Three Great Core Planets of the Dark Star Realm’s Three Great Star Fields, are the Three Great Sacred
Planets. They are respectively the Gold Punishment Sacred Planet, Black Flame Sacred Planet and the White Profound Sacred Planet. Other than those three Great Sacred Planets, there is another planet called ‘Sacred Planet.’ That is the Trial Sacred Planet.”
Wen Feng continued. “Liu Xing, the Thirty Six Trial Dark Stars are respectively the Eighteen Emperor Level Trial Dark Stars and Eighteen King Level Trial Dark Stars. And in order to reach the Thirty Six Trial Dark Stars, one must reach the Trial Sacred Planet. This Trial Sacred Planet is the transfer planet that leads to the Thirty Six Trial Dark Stars!”
Qin Yu suddenly realized.

Wasn’t it just a transferring planet? However, after carefully thinking about it. Qin Yu came to realize that this ‘Trial Sacred Planet’ was likely even more bustling than the other three Sacred Planets. After all, more than half of the Dark Star Realm’s experts were gathered on the Thirty Six Trial Dark Stars. Experts would most certainly frequently appear on this sole transfer planet.

Elder Liu Tong said. “My teacher once said to me, that there are an extremely number of experts on the Trial Sacred Planet. Even Emperor level experts were commonly seen there. Thus, it is better for one to be restrained there.”
“Elder Liu Tong, you don’t have to say those words to Liu Xing.” Said Wen Feng.

“Oh,  right,  I’ve  forgotten.”   Elder  Liu  Tong  laughed  at himself. “There are not many people in the Dark Star Realm who are stronger than Lord Liu Xing.”
Qin Yu slightly arranged the new information he obtained, in his mind. He then said to Elder Liu Tong and Wen Feng. “Elder Liu Tong, Wen Feng, I shall be taking my leave toward the Trial Dark Star.” “Take care, Lord Liu Xing.” Said Elder Liu Tong respectfully.
As for Wen Feng, he saw Qin Yu off with his gaze.

Qin Yu’s figure turned into a ray of light and flew away from the mountaintop. His figure shot into the horizon. Afterwards, it disappeared.

Qin Yu did not use the Interstellar Conveying Array to proceed toward the Trial Sacred Planet. Since he now possessed the Interstellar Map of the Dark Star Realm, he had decided to directly use Greater Teleportation to rapidly proceed toward the Trial Sacred Planet.

Trial Sacred Planet.

It was a planet with a diameter of over a million miles. The Trial Dark Star could be considered as the planet in the Dark Star Realm that contained the most experts. On this Trial Dark Star, there are thirty six extremely tall buildings. All thirty six of these extremely tall buildings have ninety nine floors. As for the other buildings on this planet, the tallest among them was merely ten floors tall. Naturally, the thirty six ninety nine floor tall buildings were extremely eye-catching. The reason why the constructions on this planet was like so, was because of the rules of the Trial Sacred Planet. The rules were like this because the thirty six, ninety nine floors buildings housed the experts participating in the Trials.

On top of each of the thirty six, ninety nine floor tall buildings were a layer of words. They were respectively ‘One Star King Level, Two Star King Level, up to Eighteen Star King Level, One Star Emperor Level, Two Star Emperor Level, up to Eighteen Star Emperor Level.’
Groups of males and females were currently walking about the street.

Almost everyone possessed the same kind of aura. The kind of aura that all cultivators that had trained hard possessed — the tenacious aura. There were also a lot of such people in the stores and restaurants of the Trial Sacred Planet that possessed such aura. A youth wearing a black gown and possessed long hair that trailed over his shoulders, was walking on the street.
“There are indeed a lot of experts here.” Qin Yu looked at his surroundings. “Eh? What’s happening?” Qin Yu looked to a tall building not far away with a puzzled expression. This tall building was ninety nine floors tall. Looking from afar, one could clearly see the words on it — ‘Eighteen Star Emperor Level.’
“It ought to be that Eighteen Star Emperor level experts are very sparse. But why is it that there are the most people gathered there?” Qin Yu was a bit confused. He started to walk toward the direction of the Eighteen Star Emperor Level building.

According to Qin Yu’s understanding.

These thirty six tall buildings were there as the residences of the cultivators undergoing the Trials. The first floor was for drinking and eating whereas the second floor and above were the living spaces. The cultivators were able to eat and drink for free on those buildings. 
Upon entering the Eighteen Star Emperor Level building, Qin Yu heard a large clamor.

“Lord Yu Yang, I heard that you’ve successfully managed to train in the Eight Star Emperor Level Dark Star. I suspect you’re about to step into the Nine Star Emperor Level Dark Star soon.”
“Most definitely not. Although I have trained on the Eight Star Emperor Level Dark Star for over three thousand years, but I reckon it’ll still take me a couple hundred more years before I could step into the Nine Star Emperor Level Dark Star.”
“Hey, check please.”
“Thirty six Low Quality Elemental Spirit Stones.”
The noisiness directly entered into Qin Yu’s ears. However, with Qin Yu’s sharp sense of hearing, he was still able to hear a lot of the dialogues. Qin Yu was unable to refrain from being puzzled. It seemed that these people were not eighteen star Emperor level.

“Why is it this noisy?” Qin Yu was confused and decided to enter into the building through the main entrance.

Right when Qin Yu entered into through the entrance, a triangular prism shaped crystal pillar located on top of the entrance started to emit a misty light that enveloped Qin Yu’s entire body. Upon looking at the crystal pillar, Qin Yu noticed that this crystal pillar appeared very similar to the crystal pillar that Elder Liu Tong had used to inspect him.

After entering from the main entrance, Qin Yu reached an enormous lounge with a length and width of several hundred meters. In the middle of the lounge was a Conveying Array. Beside the Conveying Array was a long bearded old man who currently had his eyes closed. This Conveying Array was evidently used to send people to the Eighteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star. This first floor occupied a very large space. Other than this several hundred meters long and wide lounge, there was an even larger restaurant. At this moment, several hundred people were gathered in that restaurant eating and drinking.

The triangular prism shaped crystal pillar located on top of the main entrance stopped radiating the misty light. However, a ray of light was shot out from the peak of the pillar. The ray of light landed on that red sphere on top of the lounge.

“Ding!”  A clear ring sound echoed through the entire first floor. Almost instantly, the first floor grew completely quiet, including the several hundred people that were drinking and eating.

“Huff!”   In  a  blink  of  an  eye,  those  several  hundred cultivators had all rushed into the lounge. Almost everyone looked to the entrance… only Qin Yu was standing there.

“Elder, an advanced level Emperor level expert had arrived!” A waiter immediately shouted to the long bearded old man that seemed to have already fallen asleep. “Lord Elder, wake up!” “Mn?” That long bearded old man who had his eyes closed suddenly opened his eyes wide. He looked to that red sphere on top of the lounge. At this moment, that red sphere was radiating a dazzling light. Unable to believe what he saw, that long bearded old man rubbed his eyes.

And at this moment, the several hundred people who had been surrounding Qin Yu started to discuss with each other.

“It’s an advanced Emperor level expert. At the very least a twelve star Emperor level expert. He don’t have the Black Flame Sect’s fiery aura nor do he have the White Profound Sect’s cold aura, it’s clear that he’s from the Gold Punishment Sect. From my recollection, there doesn’t seem to be anyone from the Gold Punishment Sect that has reached fifteen star Emperor level!”
“There is! For this Lord to come here, could it be that he’s an eighteen star Emperor level expert? I’ve heard that not long ago there was an eighteen star Emperor level expert who came out from this Conveying Array. At that time, I was also here.” “Quiet!”    The   long   bearded   old   man   seemed   to   have completely woken up. He suddenly shouted to those group of people.

Those several hundred people immediately grew quiet. At this moment, that long bearded old man slowly walked to Qin Yu. Respectfully, he said. “I am Elder Liu Yu. I have been the supervisor of the Eighteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star’s Conveying Array the entire time. May I ask what business Your Lordship has in coming? Is it to enter the Eighteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star?”
Elder Liu Tong carefully looked at the man standing in front of him. He muttered in his heart. “Mn, from his aura, it doesn’t look like he’s from the Black Flame Sect or the White Profound Sect. I reckon he’s from the Gold Punishment Sect. Ah, could it be that someone who’s daring to enter the Eighteen Star Emperor Level Trial Dark Star had appeared from the Gold Punishment Sect?”
“No, I have not reached that level yet.” Qin Yu immediately said. Qin Yu was instead shocked greatly. He had just entered but that triangular prism shaped crystal pillar had already displayed his strength and even caused attracted the attention of a great amount of people.

“What is exactly happening here? Is an advanced level Emperor level expert worthy of being shown such a scene?” Qin Yu felt a bit aggrieved.

What Qin Yu didn’t know however, was this.

Advanced Emperor level experts were extremely sparse to begin with. Usually, it was hard for people here to even encounter one in several tens of years. The most important matter was… this building is connected to the ‘Eighteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star.” For someone to come here and also be an advanced level Emperor, it was possible for that person to be an eighteen star Emperor level expert. It was only because of that that a large amount of people became shocked like so.

“Oh. It is our honor for Your Lordship to come here. Over there is the location for you to dine at. Your Lordship is able to enjoy everything at half off here.” That Elder Liu Yu hurriedly said. If one was not an advanced level Emperor level expert, one must pay the full price here. Ordinary advanced level Emperor level experts were able to enjoy everything at half price. Only eighteen star Emperor level experts were able to enjoy everything for free.

Qin Yu nodded. “I understand. Farewell.” After he finished, Qin Yu directly left here.

“Understand? Understand what?”  That Elder Liu Yu was a bit puzzled.

When Qin Yu heard about the ‘half price off,’ he realized the reason why those people were there eating and drinking. Logically, eighteen star Emperor level experts would be able to enjoy the meals and lounge there for free. Seems like those group of people have to spend money there. No wonder they were able to gather there.

After leaving the ‘Eighteen Star Emperor Level Building,’ Qin Yu walked toward another tall building… the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Building!

Chapter 15: Training On The Dark Star

Qin Yu walked into the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Building.

Like before, the triangular prism shaped crystal pillar located on top of the entrance of the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Building immediately discovered Qin Yu’s strength. The familiar ‘ding’ sound echoed through the lounge. Even the noise of the people eating had immediately turned into silence.

When that sound rung , it signified that an advanced Emperor level expert had arrived!

In the middle of the lounge was a Conveying Array. Beside that Conveying Array was an Elder. This elder’s job was precisely handling all the affairs regarding the ‘Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star.’
“Quiet.” This Elder shouted to the people in the dining area. He then walked to Qin Yu. Respectfully, he said. “Your Lordship, I am the Elder in charge of all affairs regarding the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star, Elder Zhi Qiao.” “I am Liu Xing.” Qin Yu nodded and said.

“Might Your Lordship want to enjoy a meal and rest here or could it be that Your Lordship wants to enter the Dark Star to train?” Elder Zhi Qiao asked. However, Zhi Qiao was a bit shocked. ‘It’s another super expert that I’ve never heard of before. It’s already the second one today.’
“I wish to enter the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star and train.” Said Qin Yu tranquilly.

Once Qin Yu said those words, many people beside him immediately started to discuss among themselves.

“It’s another one going to the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star to train! There had already been one earlier. And now, another one had appeared. How did the Gold Punishment Sect have so many experts?” “Fourteen  star  Emperor  level.  Forget  about  fourteen  star Emperor level, if I were able to reach one star Emperor level, I’d already be thanking the heavens and earth.”
Upon hearing what those group of people were saying, Qin Yu was surprised. “Mn? Someone had already entered the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star today?”
“Lord Liu Xing, this is all the key information regarding training in the Dark Star. Your Lordship, please look over it.” That Elder Zhi Qiao handed a jade slip over to Qin Yu. Qin Yu received the jade slip and ran his Spiritual Awareness over it.

Although this jade slip was very small, it contained within it a lot of information.

Upon looking through it, Qin Yu learned a lot of the information regarding the Trial.

First of all, in order to enter the Trial Dark Stars, one must use their Stellar Identity Crystal. Earlier, when Qin Yu stepped through the entrance, the reason why the triangular prism shaped crystal pillar shined was that it was inspecting Qin Yu’s Stellar Identity Crystal.

Furthermore, in order to enter the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star, one must have the proof that one possesses the strength of a thirteen star Emperor.

The proof of this strength is through successfully passing the trial on the Thirteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star. Once successful, one would be granted a Thirteen Star Emperor Level Title Plate.

Of course, as Qin Yu was determined to be an advanced level Emperor level expert through the inspection, he was at the very least a thirteen star Emperor. Thus, there was no need for him to have the Thirteen Star Emperor Level Title Plate. Furthermore, if Qin Yu were to successfully train on the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star, then he would be granted a Fourteen Star Emperor Level Title Plate.

Other than this, the jade slip in Qin Yu’s hand also contained some information that one must know when training on the Dark Star Realm. Of course… Qin Yu was also able to eat, drink and rest here for free.

“Elder Zhi Qiao.” Qin Yu put away the jade slip. With a smile, he asked. “I’ve heard that not long ago someone had entered into the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star?”
They’re all extraordinary experts.

Elder Zhi Qiao gasped in his heart. He said. “That’s right. There had indeed been a person entering the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star not long ago. Haha. I’ve been here all this time, sometimes, I would not even receive a single visitor proceeding to the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star. Yet, today, I received two visitors at once.”
“Well then, please start the Conveying Array.” Said Qin Yu.

Immediately after, Qin Yu walked into the center of the Conveying Array. “Please wait a moment.” Elder Zhi Qiao walked to the front of Qin Yu. He raised his hand, pointed it toward the Conveying Array and then a white colored energy was shot out from his hand and poured into the Conveying Array. Immediately after, the Conveying Array started to shine.

At this moment, several hundred people had surrounded Qin Yu and were watching him. Within their eyes as… envy and adoration!

“Your Lordship, please be careful.” Seeing Qin Yu standing so proudly like that, Elder Zhi Qiao was unable to refrain from reminding him to be more careful.

Qin Yu lightly smiled and shook his head.

Elder Zhi Qiao gasped in his heart. “What a relaxed and careless attitude.”
After the radiance of the light covered the entire Conveying Array, it disappeared after a short period of time. Qin Yu had also disappeared with the light. The surrounding cultivators started to grow noisy again. In merely a single day, two people had gone to the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star. That was certainly something worthy to be discussed.

Qin Yu knew his own strength very well. With merely his own bones, he was certain that they were definitely able to compare with a fifteen star Emperor level expert. However, if he were to compare his muscles instead, then it was likely that Qin Yu would be inferior to even a fourteen star Emperor level expert.

Qin Yu decided to come to the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star precisely to train his muscles.

Qin Yu saw a flash pass by his eyes. Following the flash, a desolate world appeared before him. However, before he was able to clearly inspect his surroundings, he felt an extremely powerful and terrifying pressure engulfing his entire body.

“Bang!” Qin Yu kneeled onto the ground with a crash. His knee was smashed onto the ground. His hands were also on the ground.

“What’s  happening?”   Qin  Yu  felt  that  his  entire  body’s muscles were shivering. Both the muscles inside and outside. It was as if all his cells were being shattered to pieces. The terrifying gravity caused his cells to be unable to maintain their original form and start to collapse.

“Sss sss~~~”  Qin Yu’s skin started to rupture. The crimson colored veins and arteries were exposed. His crimson colored muscles lumps were clearly visible. However, his muscles were still slowly being ripped apart.

Qin Yu was feeling a pain that penetrated through his soul!

This pain came not from merely the ruptures of skins and muscles. Instead, it was the collapse of the cells that existed in the depths of the skins and muscles. Even his heart, lungs and other organs were starting to slowly collapse. It was the ultimate pain! “It’s  someone  who  had  overestimated  his  abilities.  He actually dared to come to the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star without training on the Thirteen Star Emperor Level Dark  Star  till  he  reached  a  sufficient  level.”   A  cold  voice sounded from nearby.

With great difficulty, Qin Yu turned his head toward that voice.

It was a robust youth whose situation was currently a bit better than him. Compared with Qin Yu… that youth’s skin had also ruptured. However, his muscles were still alright. Merely, that youth’s entire body was giving off a crackle sound.

This youth was also kneeling on the ground on one knee. His hands were also pushed against the ground.

“You are not much better off than me.”  Qin Yu tried his hardest to say those words. However, at this moment, the muscles in his throat were causing him immense pain. Qin Yu knew very well in his heart that there was still some gap between his muscles and the muscles of a fourteen star Emperor. However, the gap shouldn’t be large. Had the gap been larger, then it was likely that his entire body’s muscles would’ve been crushed into fine dust instantly.
However, Qin Yu’s bones had reached fifteen star Emperor level. On this Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star, his bones were still pretty relaxed. However, that youth located not far from him was currently experiencing an immense pressure on his bones, causing his bones to give off a crackle and rattle sound.

“There’s Gold Attribute Energy here?” Qin Yu’s Soul’s Power managed to sense the energy here.

“The  seniors  of  the  Dark  Star  Realm  had  most  definitely prepared these Conversion Arrays for their descendants.” Qin Yu understood it clearly in his heart. Immediately, he began to absorb the Gold Attribute Energy.

Qin Yu continued to kneel on one leg. He strived his hardest to crawl three steps forward and out from the range of the Conveying Array. Afterwards, he sat down on the ground cross-legged.

The situation of his muscles was still not too bad. Although the weak muscles like his skin had ruptured, the Life Elemental Energy hidden in every single cell of Qin Yu’s body was restoring his body at a terrifying speed.

Skin ruptured, restored!

Slowly, his muscles ripped apart; once again, the Life Elemental Energy restored them!

The Life Elemental Energy was also slowly transforming Qin Yu’s muscles. As for Qin Yu, he was currently absorbing the Gold Attribute Energy unceasingly. He was increasing the toughness of his muscles with a frightening speed.

Once Qin Yu sat down, he sat down for an entire year. A year later, Qin Yu opened his eyes.

“My muscles have reached the fourteen star Emperor level now.” With a push from his hands, Qin Yu stood up. At the moment when Qin Yu stood up, a voice sounded…. “Eh? You’ve succeeded in the training?”
Qin Yu looked to the direction where the voice sounded from. Not far away from Qin Yu, at a location about ten meters away, a naked man sat cross-legged with only his shorts on.

Not only that person, Qin Yu was also only wearing shorts created by the Gold Attribute Energy. His upper body and his thighs were all bare. Even his feet were bare.

After all, in a circumstance where his skin had ruptured and his blood was flowing unceasingly, it was very uncomfortable to wear clothes.

“Didn’t you say that I was overestimating my capabilities?” Said Qin Yu while smiling. 
That robust man also tried his hardest to stand up. However, his skin would still occasionally burst open a small crack. That robust man laughed to Qin Yu. “In that case, I shall apologize to you. However, you’re truly amazing. In merely a single year, you’ve managed to stand on this Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star without the slightest amount of damage being done to you.”
Qin Yu knew very well in his heart that the reason why he was able to succeed so fast was most definitely because of the Life Elemental Energy.

“Let me introduce myself. I am called Meng Long!” Said that robust man with a grin.

“I am Liu Xing.” Qin Yu replied.

Meng Long nodded. He then said. “You should continue training. However, this time around, you don’t need to be too anxious. A year ago when you first came out of the Conveying Array, I was able to clearly tell that your muscles had not reached a level where you could endure the fourteen star Emperor level. At that time, I thought that you would immediately run back. Who would’ve expected that you were actually able to persist until today and even succeeded.”
“I was not careful enough last time around. This time around, I will pay more attention. Meng Long, I shall go and train first.” Said Qin Yu while smiling.

Meng Long nodded. He then immediately sat back down in a cross-legged position. Actually, earlier, when he was standing up on his two legs, the pressure on his bones was truly too great…. His bones were currently still unable to bear that terrifying pressure standing up.

As for Qin Yu, he was currently walking at a slow speed like ‘taking a stroll.’
“It’s been a long time since I’ve felt such a state of reaching my limits.”  Qin Yu felt that his entire body seemed to have received an extremely frightening pressure. “According to the descriptions of master’s Science and Technology Universe, on Dark Stars like the White Dwarf and Neutron Star, that possess a terrifying level of gravitational force, a matter of a cubic centimeter was comparable in weight to a large mountain. However, this is the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. It is a cosmic space of a higher stage than the Mortal Realm. The Dark Stars here seem to be different from the Dark Stars in the Mortal Realm.”
Qin Yu looked at the ground under his foot.

It was indeed different.

According to Qin Yu’s understanding. The Dark Stars in the Mortal Realm’s Science and Technology Universe ought to be formed by the later stage of a star. Furthermore, a neutron star could even be considered as a complete giant atomic nucleus.

“Science and technology? It seems to be impossible to me.” Qin Yu smiled as he walked on this Dark Star.

Of the eighteen Emperor level Dark Stars, this was the fourteenth. Its gravitational force ought to be considered as one of the most terrifying amongst them…. According to Qin Yu’s estimation, its gravity ought to be able to be compared with that of the Mortal Realm’s neutron star. However, as a living person, he was actually able to walk on it.

Although his cells collapsed earlier, due to the transformation they had underwent. With the help of the meteoric tear, they were now even more powerful. They were now able to completely bear the gravity of the Dark Star that he was stepping on.

Qin Yu started to spread out his Soul’s Power.

“Mn? This Dark Star is actually able to attract the Soul’s Power?” Qin Yu was shocked to find out that this Dark Star’s frightening gravity was actually able to affect the Soul’s Power. However, Qin Yu possessed the assistance of the Meteoric Tear. Thus, he was still able to observe the entire Dark Star.

This Dark Star was very small.

To be more exact, Dark Stars are usually extremely small. This Dark Star possessed merely the diameter of around a thousand miles. Had it been a normal Mortal Realm’s planet, then Qin Yu would’ve likely passed through the entire planet in an instant.

However, what about now?

To walk a thousand miles with the speed of taking a stroll, how long would that take? If he were to walk a hundred miles a day, it would still take ten days. Furthermore, that was merely the distance of the diameter. To walk a circle around the Dark Star, the time it would take would be absolutely more than a month.

“Only myself and that Meng Long are on this Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star. This is exactly as I had anticipated. However, there’s actually liquid on this Dark Star?” Qin Yu was a bit shocked.

Earlier, Qin Yu’s Soul’s Power had discovered that in a distance greater than three hundred miles away from him, was a small hole with the length of about two meters and width one meter. Inside that small hole was a green colored liquid. 
There’s liquid on the Dark Star?

According to Qin Yu’s understanding of the neutron star, he was completely unable to explain this phenomenon. All he could do was to comfort himself. This was the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. It was a cosmic space at a higher layer than the Mortal Realm.

“Sigh, a distance over three hundred miles. So far.” Qin Yu had a long sigh.

Qin Yu was only able to reach the speed of ‘taking a stroll’ after his muscles’ toughness reached their limit. To walk over three hundred miles with that kind of speed… Perhaps only on the Dark Star would Qin Yu feel that a distance of over three hundred miles was extremely far.

What Qin Yu didn’t know was Meng Long who found it difficult to even stand up was currently extremely envious of him being able to ‘stroll.’ After a day…
“Huff, Huff….” Qin Yu was breathing hard.

Wearing only shorts, Qin Yu’s entire body was completely covered in sweat. He immediately collapsed under the frightening gravity. All the muscles on Qin Yu’s body were shivering. An entire day. ‘Strolling’ for an entire day. Qin Yu was using his muscles to their limits.

At this moment, Qin Yu was able to clearly sense the aching pain coming from his muscles. Fortunately he possessed the Life Elemental Energy that continuously restored his body.

Otherwise, walking an entire day would be nothing but wishful thinking.

As he walked, Qin Yu raised his head and saw the endless outer space. There were no other planets beside this Dark Star. That was because this Dark Star’s gravitational force was too great. Only very far away were there some very small planets. 
“What exactly is the liquid on the Dark Star? Mn, continue walking.” Qin Yu clenched his teeth and continued to, heavily, walk step by step. The muscles of his body that had reached their limits were being sprained unceasingly…
On this Dark Star with the extremely terrifying gravity, Qin Yu walked step by step like so. Each of his steps were heavier than Mount Tai.

Chapter 16: Unitary Heavy Water

Dark Stars were created through the evolution of stars. Thus, the temperature on its surface was still very frightening. In that kind of temperature, even ordinary steel would be melted and evaporate into gas. However, to Qin Yu, this kind of temperature was nothing much.

That was because, with Qin Yu’s current body, he would not even be slightly damaged by Blue Heavenly Flames. As for the Extremely Silent Heavenly Flames… Qin Yu’s current body was still a small step away from being able to completely ignore them.

“This gravity is truly frightening.” All the muscles in Qin Yu’s body were extremely tired. Each and every step that Qin Yu took was so heavy. With the assistance of his Life Elemental Energy, Qin Yu managed to walk to his destination without stopping.

Qin Yu had been curious the entire time.

A liquid that could exist on a Dark Star! 
According to Qin Yu’s estimation, with the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star’s gravity, even if a mountain was to be placed here, it’ll likely be instantly crushed and compressed into a finger-size like thing. As for ordinary rivers and other liquids, they’ll likely be crushed and compressed into nothingness.

However, this green liquid was a gleaming little pond.

“Mn?” Roughly thirty miles away from that green pond, Qin Yu sensed that the temperature of his surroundings had suddenly fallen. Even the solid land of the Dark Star underneath his feet was dropping in temperature.

Puzzled, Qin Yu continued onward.

When Qin Yu reached a point twenty miles away from that pond, the temperature had dropped to a level where mortals could survive on. “Could it be that ahead is frighteningly cold?”
In his confusion, Qin Yu continued to proceed onward. However, he was guessing the entire time. His speculations were also changing unceasingly.

Ten miles away from the green liquid pond, Qin Yu was shivering  all  over.  He  was  thinking  in  his  mind.  “The temperature is now this low. It should be comparable to the coldness of the Jade Mist Cold Air.”
When he was three miles or so away from that green liquid, Qin Yu was sensing a bone chilling coldness. “The temperature here is definitely comparable to the Weeping Gold Cold Air.”
Flames were separated into Heavenly Flames, Blue Heavenly Flames and Extremely Silent Heavenly Flames.

As for the Cold Airs, they were separated into the Jade Mist Cold Air, Weeping Gold Cold Air and the Ice Soul Could Air. [TL: quite certain IET referred to the ‘cold air’ as ‘mist’ before…]

At a distance three miles away from that green liquid, the temperature in the surrounding had already reached a level comparable to that of the Weeping Gold Cold Air. Through that, one could imagine exactly how frightening the temperature of that green liquid was.

When Qin Yu originally used his Soul’s Power to inspect the green liquid, he was only able to see it. That was because the Soul’s Power could only display the scene and not the perception of cold or hot.

“Isn’t this a bit too cold?”
Qin Yu looked to the ground under his feet. His expression had also changed somewhat.

The Dark Star was an extremely solid existence, that was condensed completely through frightening gravity. When Qin Yu walked out from the Conveying Array, all the ground of the Dark Star underneath his foot was condensed together like a single block.

However, at this moment, the Dark Star’s ground underneath his foot, because of the frightening coldness, had cracked. Even the terrifying gravity of the Dark Star was unable to cause them to condense together. Thus, one could imagine how cold the temperature was.

And at this moment, Qin Yu was around six hundred meters from that jade liquid pond.

“What exactly is this green liquid? I must inspect it closer.” Qin Yu grew stubborn and continued to walk toward the jade green liquid pond.

The extreme coldness caused all the muscles in Qin Yu’s entire body to shiver.

Shivering. This meant that Qin Yu’s tolerance had reached a critical level. 
However, it was still alright. At the very least, his muscles were still able to shiver. Had they stopped shivering and were instead frozen, then it meant that the interior of his muscles might be frozen and split open. Qin Yu continued to walk forward.

“Ssss~~~”  The  exterior  muscles  of  Qin  Yu’s  left  arm  had already turned white from the coldness and cracked open. Before the bright scarlet blood was able to flow out from the wound, it was already frozen to a dark red color.

Qin Yu frowned.

However, he still took another step forward.

“Sssss~~” His thighs, left face, and chest instantly split open from the cold. Abruptly, Qin Yu stopped moving.

“Seems like I cannot proceed forward any more. If I were to proceed forward, then I reckon that all my muscles would be frozen to death. Even the Life Elemental Energy would not be able to recover them in time.”  Qin Yu knew very well of his body’s current condition.

All of his muscles were violently shivering. The tiny cells in his body were also violently moving about. It was as if they were trying to use the shivering to create some heat to counteract the coldness of the outside. Under such coldness, the tough and powerful muscles also began to slowly rip apart. The Life Elemental Energy was recovering the muscles unceasingly.

At this moment, the limit had been reached!

Qin Yu was just a bit more than three hundred meters away from the location of that jade green liquid pond!

“The coldness here is very close to that of the Ice Soul Cold Air. I reckon that when I reach the distance of two hundred meters, the temperature would be the same as the Ice Soul Cold Air. What exactly is that jade green pond? Its temperature is actually even colder than the Ice Soul Cold Air.” The Ice Soul Cold Air was a coldness at the same level as the hotness of the Extremely Silent Heavenly Flame.

Even Low Quality Divine Artifacts were unable to resist being split open by its coldness. It was likely that even Mid Quality Divine Artifacts were unable to resist it repeatedly. Only a High Quality Divine Artifact would not be damaged by the Ice Soul Cold Air. The frightening coldness that it possesses is very clear.

This green colored liquid…. appeares to be much more terrifying than the Ice Soul Cold Air.

“Where exactly did this green colored liquid come from?” Qin Yu began to ponder. He was certain that with such a powerful liquid… it definitely could be used for a major function.

But how would he be able to obtain it? “Using the Gold Force to obtain that green liquid?”  Qin Yu was pondering. “No. With such a large gravitational attraction force from the Dark Star, my Gold Force would be crushed the moment he leaves my body. Furthermore, with such a powerful coldness, the Gold Force would also not be able to resist it.”
Qin Yu had immediately rejected his first idea.

What about the Jiang Lan’s Realm?

Although the Jiang Lan’s Realm could absorb things, the distance between them cannot be too great. Furthermore, it also depended on what the ‘thing’ being absorbed was. If it was a person, then it won’t work should that person resist being absorbed. If it was an object like a Dark Star, then it would be impossible for the Jiang Lan’s Realm to absorb it. As for a pond of liquid… it should be able to absorb it, if the distance between them was smaller.

Suddenly, Qin Yu’s eyes shined. “At times like this, I could only believe in Uncle Lan.”  A figure was split from Qin Yu’s body. It was the Sword Immortal Puppet.

“The  toughness  of  the  Sword  Immortal  Puppet  is  much stronger than my current body. I suspect it’ll be able to resist the cold.” Qin Yu’s Awareness entered into the Sword Immortal Puppet. He then prepared to control the Sword Immortal Puppet to move forward.

However, when Qin Yu proceed to lean forward to walk….

“Bang!”
The Sword Immortal Puppet had been crushed by the gravity!

The body of the Sword Immortal Puppet was indeed extremely tough. Even under the crushing weight of the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star, its body did not receive the slightest amount of damage. Its body also did not receive the slightest amount of damage in the surrounding temperature that was close to that of a Ice Soul Cold Air’s temperature.

However, the Sword Immortal Puppet’s maximum strength was only that of a level nine Golden Immortal.

The Sword Immortal Puppet that was powered with a level nine Golden Immortal’s strength was simply unable to even walk a single step on the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star. While it was still able to stand earlier, but once it start to lean forward to take the first step, it lost its balance and was crushed to the ground on his stomach.

“It would appear that it is impossible for me to obtain that green liquid.” Qin Yu had a self mocking smile. He then directly retrieved the Sword Immortal Puppet back into his body.

“If he were to help out, then it might be possible.”  Qin Yu suddenly remembered a person. Soon after, he disappeared and a green speak appeared on the Dark Star. Inside the Jiang Lan’s Realm.

Wu Lan and Hei Tong were sitting beside each other. As for Guo Fan, he was bitterly training. Wu Lan had merely said two sentences casually but Guo Fan instead started to think real hard about what Wu Lan had said and then started training.

“Uncle  Wu  Lan,  my  Eldest  Uncle  has  arrived.”  Hei  Tong suddenly said.

There was only a single person who was called ‘Eldest Uncle’ by Hei Tong. It was Qin Yu. Wu Lan turned around to look. He then smiled and said. “Qin Yu, didn’t you said that you’re going to go to the Dark Star Realm to train last time around? How come you’ve come here instead?”
“I’ve already reached the Dark Star Realm. Not long ago, I’ve discovered some liquid on a Dark Star. However, that liquid was extremely and frighteningly cold. I was unable to approach it at all. Nor was I able to collect it. Thus, I came here to seek the help from you, Wu Lan. With how strong your body is, I believe it should be possible for you to approach it.” Qin Yu immediately got into the main subject. 
Upon hearing Qin Yu’s speech, Wu Lan grew puzzled. He asked. “You said, liquid?”
“Wu Lan, you could spread your Demon Awareness out of the Jiang Lan’s Realm and observe it yourself.” Qin Yu controlled the Jiang Lan’s Realm to allow Wu Lan’s Demon Awareness to be able to travel through it. Wu Lan nodded and began to spread his Demon Awareness out.

After a short moment.

“How was it?” Qin Yu looked to Wu Lan.

Wu Lan smiled and said. “Who could’ve known. Never had I expected this thing would appear on a Dark Star. That jade green colored liquid, if my guess is correct, it ought to be ‘Unitary Heavy Water.’”
“Unitary Heavy Water?”  Qin Yu was a bit puzzled. He had never heard of the name ‘Unitary Heavy Water’ before. 
Wu Lan explained. “Unitary Heavy Water is a cold attribute liquid energy of the same rank as the ‘Divine Flame.’ Merely, when compared with the Divine Flame… this Unitary Heavy Water is even more rare. Back during the time when I was in the Divine Realm, I had only seen it once before.”
“Rare?  Could  it  be  that  this  Unitary  Heavy  Water  is extremely hard to obtain?” Although he still had not ascended to the Divine Realm, Qin Yu was already anxious to know more about the Divine Realm.

Wu Lan laughed at himself and said. “My status in the Divine Realm was not high. Thus, I do not know much about it. However, I know that… the Deities usually possess Black Divine Flames as their true flame. Thus, there are quite a lot of people who utilizes the Black Divine Flame. However, as for those who uses the Unitary Heavy Water, I’ve only ever seen one.”
Qin Yu carefully listened. “That time, I happened to be lucky and saw the master of the Bewitching God Temple refining artifacts. At that time, I saw that the master of the Bewitching God Temple was using the Unitary Heavy Water.” Wu Lan said in detail.

Qin Yu was shocked.

“Wu Lan, you said that the master of the Bewitching God Temple  was  refining  artifacts?”   Qin  Yu  wanted  to  know everything regarding the master of the Bewitching God Temple.

Wu Lan nodded and said. “The master of the Bewitching God Temple was also an extraordinary big shot in the Divine Realm. Of course… I reckon that the master of the Bewitching God Temple was still not as amazing as your Uncle Lan.”
Qin Yu started to laugh. “How do you know that he’s not as powerful as Uncle Lan?”
Wu Lan said with an inevitable tone. “How is that even a question? Merely by looking at this Jiang Lan’s Realm; being able to refine this Jiang Lan’s Realm, his status in the Divine Realm, is that something that cannot be questioned! Although the master of the Bewitching God Temple was extraordinary, it was still impossible for him to create the Jiang Lan’s Realm. If the master of the Bewitching God Temple were able to match your ‘Uncle Lan,’ then he wouldn’t have caused such a great fanfare when coming from the Divine Realm to the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. Nor would it have been that troublesome.”
Qin Yu nodded in understanding.

Having witnessed Uncle Lan’s strength, Qin Yu was even more certain, that Li’er ought to be in the Divine Realm.

“Likely there was some specific reason as to why Uncle Lan and Li’er were residing on the Mortal Realm’s Purple Mystic Star. Who knows how much time it will take for me to grow strong enough to see them.” Qin Yu sighed in his heart.

During the time when Qin Yu was training in the Mortal Realm, he had felt that he was so far away from reaching Li’er that the distance seemed to be boundless. 
However now, Qin Yu knew in his mind that he should be able to find Li’er once he ascends to the Divine Realm.

“Oh, Wu Lan.”  Qin Yu woke back up and proceeded to ask Wu Lan. “This Unitary Heavy Water, are you able to get them in here?”
Wu Lan muttered to himself. “The Unitary Heavy Water, I have also never attempted to touch it before. I am not afraid of ordinary Divine Flames, but Unitary Heavy Water? That’s truly hard to say.”  Wu Lan did not have absolute certainty that he was able to do it.

“Wu Lan, help me out and give it a try.” Said Qin Yu.

Now, all Qin Yu could do was to ask Wu Lan for help. Wu Lan muttered to himself for a short period of time before saying. “In that case, let me leave the Jiang Lan’s Realm and try it out. Of course… if I were to fail, then there’s nothing else I can do.” “In that case, thank you very much.” Qin Yu was overjoyed.

“Eldest Uncle, that Unitary Heavy Water that you two are talking about, is it very powerful?” Hei Tong who was confused as she listened to the conversation from the side asked.

Qin Yu stroked Hei Tong’s head affectionately. He smiled and said. “Of course it’s powerful. Even your Eldest Uncle was unable to approach near it. Say, do you think it’s powerful or not?” Afterwards, Qin Yu looked to Wu Lan.

Wu Lan nodded. Qin Yu then let Wu Lan out from the Jiang Lan’s Realm.

On the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star.

Qin Yu and Wu Lan suddenly appeared on the Dark Star. Upon returning to the Dark Star, Qin Yu once again felt that frightening pressure. However, Wu Lan appeared to be completely fine on the Dark Star. “The  gravity  here  is  pretty  good.”  Wu  Lan  seemed  to  be unable to sense that frightening gravity. He then looked to that cold pond located three hundred meters away. He asked Qin Yu. “It should be that, right?”
Qin Yu nodded. “Wu Lan, if you can’t do it then don’t force yourself. As you’ll be too far away from me, it would be impossible for me to return you back into the Jiang Lan’s Realm.” Qin Yu carefully entrusted the task to Wu Lan.

Indeed, this was very dangerous.

If Wu Lan were to encounter any dangers beside that cold pond, it would likely be impossible for Qin Yu to save him.

“Don’t worry.” Wu Lan smiled confidently. Then, with a movement of his leg, he shot toward the cold pond like an arrow. He was so fast that Qin Yu even saw a blur!

A speed so fast that it created a blur on the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star? 
“To have a speed this fast on the Dark Star, his body is able to bear it?” Qin Yu was amazed. It was the first time that he discovered that he had underestimated Wu Lan.

“Qin Yu, I forgot to tell you this. That time when I saw the master of the Bewitching God Temple refining his artifacts, I was only several meters away from him and the Unitary Heavy Water. Thus, at the very least, it would be very easy for me to get   near   the   Unitary   Heavy   Water.”    Wu   Lan’s   Voice Transmission sounded in Qin Yu’s mind.

Qin Yu was unable to conceal a smile.

A distance of over three hundred meters. Had it been Qin Yu, then it would have taken a long time to walk over there. However, Wu Lan was like an arrow. With two steps, he had arrived beside the green pond. Wu Lan’s expression started to change. It turned serious. The relaxed expression that he had before was gone. The Unitary Heavy Water was extremely cold. Ordinary Storage Rings were simply unable to endure it. As even Low Quality and Mid Quality Divine Artifacts were unable to resist its coldness, much less ordinary Storage Rings.

“Wu Lan, cover the Unitary Heavy Water with your body’s energy.” Said Qin Yu via Mind Voice Transmission.

“Can’t do. With the Unitary Heavy Water’s coldness, I reckon my Demon Elemental Energy would be frozen to nothingness the moment it touches it.” How would taking the Unitary Heavy Water be as easy as Qin Yu had imagined?

Wu Lan could only use his two hands!

A faint black light started covering Wu Lan’s right hand. Qin Yu remembered that when Wu Lan was fighting against the Peng Demon Emperor, his two hands had also been covered with a layer of black light.

Wu Lan’s right hand, with the black light circulating around it, started to slowly proceed towards the jade green colored cold pond.

Chapter 17: Training For A Hundred Years

Qin Yu held his breath as he stared at Wu Lan from afar. Wu Lan’s right hand that was covered by the flowing black light slowly touched the surface of the jade green colored liquid. Wu Lan’s right hand started to shiver.

“Could it be that even Wu Lan is unable to resist the Unitary Heavy Water?” Qin Yu grew anxious.

Wu Lan’s right hand slightly stopped for a moment.
Immediately after, he pulled it back at a lightning fast speed.

After some continuous movements, Wu Lan had instantly arrived beside Qin Yu.

“Wu  Lan,  what  happened?”   Qin  Yu  already  had  a  bad premonition. Wu Lan had a serious expression. At this moment, the skin on Wu Lan’s right hand was frozen to a pale color. Wu Lan’s gaze was still on the jade green colored cold pond located over three hundred meters away. With a low voice, he said. “Qin Yu, I am certain that jade green colored pond is no mere Unitary Heavy Water.”
“How could that be?”  Qin Yu wasn’t aware of the details about what happened earlier. All he saw was Wu Lan extending his right hand into the green liquid and then pausing for a moment.

Wu Lan suddenly started laughing. He looked to Qin Yu while laughing. He said. “Qin Yu, when I extended my hand into that Unitary Heavy Water pond, I sensed that there was a mysterious thing at the bottom of the pond.”
“Mysterious thing?” Qin Yu looked at Wu Lan in confusion.

“That’s  right.  If  it  was  merely  Unitary  Heavy  Water,  my hands would be able to endure its coldness. However, when I extended my right hand into it earlier, an extremely sharp coldness had corroded my right hand instantly. The coldness from that surpassed that of a Unitary Heavy Water’s coldness. The thing that emitted that sharp coldness ought to be a certain mysterious thing located at the bottom of the pond. It even caused my right hand to be injured.”  Wu Lan had a self mocking smile on his face.

Qin Yu shook his head and said helplessly. “Seems like that thing does not belong to me. Thus, I too shall not wastefully seek it.”
“No.” Wu Lan said with a smile. “Do not give up, it is still possible for you to obtain that thing.”
“Please speak, let’s hear it.” Qin Yu’s eyes shined.

Wu Lan said in details. “Earlier, when I extended my hand into it, I was able to confirm one thing - that even if it was a High Quality Divine Artifact, it too would not be able to withstand the coldness within it. Thus, trying to obtain the Unitary Heavy Water as well as the thing located at the bottom of the pond is absolutely impossible. Therefore, there is only one method left… relying on the storage space!”
“You mean… the Jiang Lan’s Realm?” Qin Yu frowned. 
Wu Lan nodded and said with a smile. “Qin Yu, think about it. This thing had remained here the entire time. The Three Great Sovereigns of the Dark Star Realm have never taken it away. Evidently… the Three Great Sovereigns of the Dark Star Realm also have no means to take the cold pond. Furthermore, ordinary storage rings, even Divine Storage Artifacts, would still be unable to resist the coldness of the Unitary Heavy Water, much less the coldness from the item located at the bottom of the cold pond.”
“Isn’t the Jiang Lan’s Realm also a Spatial Divine Artifact?” Qin Yu asked in confusion.

Wu Lan sneered. “Divine Artifact, you’re truly looking down on the Jiang Lan’s Realm.”
Qin Yu’s eyes shined. “Wu Lan, what do you mean by that?”
“It is useless for me to tell you about it now. You’ll understand it yourself once you reach the Divine Realm. Divine Artifact? Just think about it. The Dragon Clan’s Inherited Treasure and the Peng Clan’s Inherited Treasure, aren’t they both more powerful than a High Quality Divine Artifact? This Jiang Lan’s Realm is the most precious treasure I have ever seen  in  my  entire  lifetime.”  Said  Wu  Lan  as  he  gasped  in admiration.

Qin Yu didn’t press on.

He knew that Wu Lan didn’t wish to tell him. If he did, then he would’ve already done so.

“You could consider the Jiang Lan’s Realm as a space. However, this space is different from the Storage Ring’s space where there isn’t a bit of life energy. This space is a space that’s similar to the ‘cosmic space.’ Its level is below that of cosmic space, but it’s not far from it. As long as you’re able to get near that cold pond, you’ll be able to use the Jiang Lan’s Realm and directly absorb the cold pond into it.” Said Wu Lan with certainty.

Qin Yu thought about it for a moment. He then looked to Wu Lan and asked. “Then, in order to get near that cold pond, what level of strength must I be?”
“What level of strength? It’ll be more or less about when one’s body is trained to a level comparable to that of a High Quality Divine Artifact.” Said Wu Lan with a light smile. “However, I reckon that it’s impossible for you to use this sort of treasure in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm.”
Qin Yu did not think too much.

After all, the number of people that could defeat him in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm was not many now. His goal had always been the Divine Realm. That was because Li’er was there…. even with Uncle Lan, he was only able to ensure that Li’er would not be forced. Thus, he could imagine the final difficulty he would stumble upon in the Divine Realm.

Identity, strength, status, they are very important regardless of which realm one might be in. After training for all these years, Qin Yu was naturally very knowledgeable about it. He had never once considered that upon reaching the Divine Realm, Li’er’s father would directly give him Li’er. Everything required him to strive for it!

“High Quality Divine Artifact, right? I got it.” Qin Yu smiled and said to Wu Lan. “Wu Lan, thank you for all of this. I’ll immediately send you back into the Jiang Lan’s Realm.”
Wu Lan smiled and nodded. “Continue to try your best, Qin Yu. Let me advise you…. it’s best for you to get used to moving about under immense pressures.”
“Wu Lan, what do you mean by that?” Qin Yu grew confused by Wu Lan’s ‘advice.’
“Aiyah, the gravity of this Dark Star is truly difficult to bear. Qin Yu, let me return to the Jiang Lan’s Realm.”  Instead of answering, Wu Lan shifted the subject. Qin Yu felt helpless in his heart. He understood that Wu Lan did not wish to say anymore. Afterwards, with an thought, Wu Lan disappeared from the Dark Star. “Continue to properly train on the Dark Stars. Once I have finished training, I will proceed toward the Bewitching God Temple.” Qin Yu had a plan in his mind. As long as it would be helpful to him in the Divine Realm, Qin Yu would definitely strive for it.

Qin Yu looked at his surroundings. Feeling that bone chilling coldness, Qin Yu slightly nodded. “The conditions here just so happened to be suited for training. Coldness! Gravity!”
Soon after, Qin Yu started running.

He no longer walked, instead, he was running.

Qin Yu’s gaze was firm. His leg’s muscles started to bulge. Each and every one of his steps firmly smashed onto the ground. With the jade green colored cold pond as the center, at a distance over three hundred meters away from the cold pond, Qin Yu was unceasingly running around it.

This was the limit to the coldness that he could sustain right now. In a state of absolute limit, the Life Elemental Energy was unceasingly pouring into Qin Yu’s muscles, causing them to be accustomed to that kind of oppression.

Running, the simplest type of running.

Qin Yu continued to run for three entire years!

With the assistance from his Life Elemental Energy, the past three years have given Qin Yu an exceptional amount of improvement. Qin Yu’s current speed was much faster than before. However, even though this was the case… Qin Yu was only able to get closer to the cold pond by ten more meters.

“I’ll start running with weights now.” Qin Yu sensed that his muscles had improved by a lot.

His gaze was cast toward the ground.

Under that frightening level of coldness, the ground here had already cracked open. The cracks created strips among the ground. Qin Yu grabbed a strip of ground with his hands. He planned to pull it out!

However, Qin Yu was shocked to find out that he was unable to pull it out.

“This  substance  is  extremely  hard.”   Suddenly,  the  Mid Quality Divine Sword, Sky Piercer, appeared in Qin Yu’s hand. When comparing the hardness, the Divine Sword Sky Piercer was harder than the Dark Star’s matter. Further, it was also much sharper.

Using a great amount of force, Qin Yu slashed his sword downward. After using a great amount of effort, Qin Yu managed to slice off this strip. The strip was merely a finger wide and a finger thick. It could even be considered as a ‘stick.’ Even though it’s so thin, Qin Yu still had to borrow the sharpness of his Divine Sword in order to sever it.

It was a three inch long, one finger wide, and one finger thick dark red colored strip. Qin Yu wanted to pick it up with his hands.

However, no matter how hard he tried, he was still unable to pick up this merely three inch long strip. Moreover, he was even unable to move it in the slightest. What Qin Yu didn’t know was that this dark red strip, had it been on other ordinary planets, would still possess a weight greater than a large mountain. To be able to exist under the gravity of the Dark Star, one could easily imagine the density of this dark red strip.

Furthermore, in a place like the Dark Star with a terrifying amount of gravity, the weight of this strip was over a hundred thousand times Qin Yu’s weight. Although it appeared to be very small, but how could Qin Yu possibly be able to move it?

“How do I add weight then?” Qin Yu didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.

He then looked to the Divine Sword Sky Piercer in his hand. Qin Yu had already dripped his blood on the Divine Sword Sky Piercer and had became its master. Thus, it did not possess even the slightest amount of weight in Qin Yu’s hands. 
“Gravitational barrier!” Qin Yu immediately pat his head. “I actually forgot about the gravitational barrier.”  After he said that, he created a gravitational barrier with his hands and increased the gravity by three times.

This gravitational barrier secret technique was something that nearly everyone from the Dark Star Realm knew how to use. When Qin Yu used his Soul Searching on Xu Zong, he had also came to know about this rather primary level gravity barrier technique.

“This is truly heavy. And it’s only three times.”  Qin Yu felt that his entire body had suddenly sunk. It was as if standing up had turned into a kind of burden. Qin Yu suddenly started laughing

He remembered his childhood.

Back in his childhood period, he had also carried weights and frantically ran to temper his body. Compared to his childhood, what he stood on was no longer the mountain roads of the East Misty Mountain but instead the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star.

Back during his childhood, he carried stones and the likes behind his back. However now, Qin Yu was relying on the gravitational barrier technique of the Dark Star Realm in order to increase the gravity. Although his body weight had only increased three times, with the gravity of the Dark Star, the weight surpassed over a hundred East Misty Mountains!

The sound of footsteps was heard!

Qin Yu started to run resolutely run step by step.

As he ran, a peaceful smile appeared on Qin Yu’s face. With his awareness getting fuzzy, Qin Yu seemed to have began to feel that the Dark Star that he was on had turned into the mountain roads of the East Misty Mountain from back then. Furthermore, a familiar voice seemed to sound from behind him… “Faster, even faster!” That voice was the voice of his first teacher, Zhao Yunxing.

Qin Yu was running unceasingly. Sweat drops appeared on his body endlessly. However, once they appeared, they were immediately extinguished by the terrifying gravity of the Dark Star. Qin Yu still remembered that before he entered the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star, there was such a line in the jade slip that Elder Zhi Qiao gave him… “Do not use Transmission Spiritual Pearl on the Dark Star. Under the terrifying gravity of the Dark Star, the Transmission Spiritual Pearl would be crushed to nothingness.”
Even Qin Yu’s Sword Immortal Puppet was crushed by the gravity, one could imagine how terrifying the gravity was. Thus, Qin Yu’s sweat did not even possess the qualifications to exist on this Dark Star.

Qin Yu continued to run.

His gaze was incomparably resolute.

After a hundred years! 
Qin Yu had already increased the gravitational barrier on his body to four times his body’s weight. He was still running. His gaze was still that resolute.

He had run for a hundred years now. Actually, being pressured by such a strong gravity, one’s body would be transforming endlessly with just standing. However, running like Qin Yu, every single muscle within his body was undergoing an evolution with the assistance of the Life Elemental Energy.

Training for an entire hundred years.

“My muscles should have reached fifteen star Emperor level now.” Recently, Qin Yu was able to sense that his bones were also slowly undergoing a transformation through weighted running. Evidently, his bones and muscles were now at the same level.

Qin Yu looked to the cracked Dark Star strips underneath his foot. 
“This thing is as heavy as hell. Since I’ve arrived in the Dark Star Realm, might as well show this to Little Tong and them.” Qin Yu used his Divine Sword Sky Piercer to cut off three sticks of the dark red colored strips. Although it was impossible for him to pick it up, he was still able to absorb it with his Jiang Lan’s Realm.

With a thought, Qin Yu absorbed the three dark red sticks into the Jiang Lan’s Realm.

He then turned around and glanced at the jade green colored cold pond located not far away from him. “I can only come again after I have reached seventeen star Emperor level.”  Qin Yu then proceeded to run toward the direction of the Interstellar Conveying Array.

This time around, Qin Yu removed the gravitational barrier.
The speed that he ran at had turned exceedingly fast.

In merely half a day, Qin Yu had arrived by the Conveying Array. Not far away from the Conveying Array, Qin Yu saw Meng Long who was currently walking. Evidently, the past hundred years of training had only allowed Meng Long to slowly walk.

Meng Long looked to Qin Yu who was rapidly running over with shock.

“Meng Long.” Qin Yu greeted while smiling.

Meng Long pointed at Qin Yu and said stammeringly. “You, you’ve already successfully finished your training?” One must know that the further down the road, the harder it was to train. Meng Long’s speed was already very fast.

However, the plan that Meng Long had for himself was… to be able to stand up and walk within a hundred years, to be able to run regularly in ten thousand years, to be able to run with twice his bodyweight in a hundred thousand years and to be able to run with three times his bodyweight in a million years.

He had planned for a thousand years. However, what about Qin Yu? How many years had it only been? 
How could he not be shocked? He was even starting to feel that his brain had been jolted.

Qin  Yu  nodded  and  said  with  a  smile.  “That’s  right.  I’ve succeeded. I think I am able to step onto the Fifteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star now.” To be able to carry the weight of twice one’s body weight and run regularly was the requirement to succeed. However, Qin Yu was currently able to carry four times his weight when running.

“How is that possible? How is it possible that you’ve succeeded this fast?” Meng Long was unable to accept it.

Qin Yu also knew that his training speed was somewhat frightening. Immediately, he smiled and said. “It might be that my aptitude is good. Meng Long, I’ll take my leave first.” Qin Yu no longer say anymore and directly walked into that Conveying Array.

This Interstellar Conveying Array was specially manufactured and did not require Elemental Spirit Stones to supply energy. Instead, it required the cultivator to pour in his own energy. After all, it was impossible for Elemental Spirit Stones to exist on a Dark Star like this.

After Qin Yu poured in Gold Force into it, the Interstellar Conveying Array started to shine.

In over a hundred years, Qin Yu’s muscles had completely reached fifteen star Emperor level. So much that it was likely even a bit higher level than that.

Seeing Qin Yu disappear, Meng Long still felt that he was about to faint. “How could this be? I had personally seen his muscles being unable to withstand the pressure of the gravity at first. Could it be… that he was faking from the beginning? No, that can’t be, why would be faking it to me?”  No matter how hard he tried to think, he was still unable to understand why that Liu Xing was able to train so fast.

Trial Sacred Planet. On the transfer planets of the Thirty Six Trial Dark Stars. The Interstellar Conveying Array on the lounge on the first floor of the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Building started to shine. Immediately, it attracted a large amount of people.

“Hello, Lord Liu Xing.” Elder Zhi Qiao was smiling to Qin Yu. “Did Your Lordship manage to succeed in your training?”
Qin Yu felt a bit helpless in his heart.

He knew that if he were to train in the Dark Stars one after another, then his astonishing training speed would definitely shock everyone.

“Forgot about it, who cares about what others think? I’ll just let others think that I’m a genius.”  Ultimately, Qin Yu could only reach such a decision. Qin Yu nodded to Elder Zhi Qiao and said. “That’s right.”
“Lord Liu Xing, please wait a moment. Let me prepare the fourteen star Emperor level title plate.”  Said Elder Zhi Qiao while smiling.

Chapter 18: Reaching The Final Stage Of The Soul

To Qin Yu, this title plate was still of significant importance. For one, it would allow him to continue his training on the Fifteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star. Secondly, it was a mark of his identity. It would allow Qin Yu to travel about the Dark Star Realm easier.

Elder Zhi Qiao took out a triangular prism shaped crystal pillar. That crystal pillar started to emit a misty radiance that covered Qin Yu.

“Eh? Lord Liu Xing, you haven’t obtained your Emperor level title  plate?”   Elder  Zhi  Qiao  looked  to  Qin  Yu  in  shock. According to the rules, when awarding a new Emperor level title plate, the old one must be returned.

Qin Yu had seen the information in the jade slip and knew about this matter. He explained. “I had never trained on the Dark Stars before.” “So that’s the case.”  Elder Zhi Qiao nodded with a smile. However, he was still a bit shocked. Soon after, Elder Zhi Qiao took out a title plate that appeared to be of stellar crystal construction and handed it to Qin Yu. “Your Lordship, this is the fourteen star Emperor level title plate. Your Lordship can drip your blood on it to become its owner.”
Qin Yu received the title plate.

The title plate was a bit transparent. It radiated three different colors. On the front of the title plate was the word ‘Emperor.’ On the back of the title plate was the word ‘Fourteen.’ After Qin Yu dripped his blood on it and became its master, he absorbed it into his body.

“Elder  Zhi  Qiao,  farewell.”   Said  Qin  Yu  and  then  he immediately proceeded to leave through the entrance.

All of the people standing around immediately spit a road open for him. They watched as Qin Yu proceeded toward the Fifteen Star Emperor Level Building. Unable to refrain themselves, these people started discussing what happened. 
On one of the Three Great Sacred Planets of the Dark Star Realm, the Gold Punishment Star.

When Qin Yu was training on the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star, the new Gold Punishment Lord had already ascended the throne and had completely made it public. At this moment, the Gold Punishment Lord and a group of people were gathered in the main hall of the Gold Punishment Sect.

The Gold Punishment Lord sat on the owner’s seat, whereas the six people sat on the guest seats. At this moment, one person stood up. Respectfully, he reported. “Your Majesty, news has arrived from the Trial Sacred Planet. The two lords that had entered into the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star from back then, one of them has already come back out. It is Lord Liu Xing.”
“Liu Xing, he is currently a member of the Deep Mulberry Star. In the past, he was an unknown interstellar cultivator.” Said the Gold Punishment Lord indifferently. The newly appointed Gold Punishment Lord’s name is Xing Yuan. He was originally also an unknown interstellar cultivator. Later, he came out from the Eighteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star and, with his overwhelming strength, undisputedly became the next Gold Punishment Lord.

Gold Punishment Lord Xing Yuan continued. “According to the information Wen Feng sent over, this Liu Xing’s strength ought to be no weaker than Wen Feng. In that case, why did this Liu Xing enter the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star to train?”
“I reckon this Liu Xing’s strength is at the fifteen star Emperor level. According to the information, this Liu Xing had never gone through training in the Dark Stars. It might be that he was not confident in himself and thus decided to train on the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star for a period of time before entering the Fifteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star?” Said a white bearded old man with a smile.

Gold Punishment Lord Xing Yuan nodded and smiled. “That makes sense. For this Liu Xing to possess such a strength… it would seem that he would be a candidate for the next Gold Punishment Lord.” “Humph.” A cold humph came from a seat to the left of the Gold Punishment Lord.

It was a cold looking middle aged man.

Gold Punishment Lord Xing Yuan lightly smiled and said. “Vice Sect Master, you do not have to think about it too much. Since he has reached fifteen star Emperor level, he shall be considered as a candidate for the next Gold Punishment Lord. However, with your seventeen star Emperor level strength, is there even a need for you to worry about him? Merely, you’re the same as me. Neither one of us know when our Divine Tribulation might arrive. Once we pass the Divine Tribulation, the position of the Gold Punishment Lord would still be something that Liu Xing, Wen Feng and them would be left to fight over.”
The cold looking middle aged man nodded.

This man was precisely one of the three Vice Sect Masters of the Gold Punishment Sect. He is a seventeen star Emperor level expert with strength only second to the Gold Punishment Lord Xing Yuan!

A breeze brushed past. The countless soft branches of the large tree drifted with the wind.

While drinking wine, Qin Yu looked through the window and saw the scenery outside. The scenery on the Trial Sacred Planet was very decent.

When Qin Yu came out from the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star, he did not immediately continue his training. Instead, he decided to first dine and drink in the first floor restaurant of the Fifteen Star Emperor Level Building and then go onto the Fifteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star later.

The surroundings of Qin Yu’s table were extremely empty. Although there were several hundred people in the restaurant dining and drinking, all of them took their own initiative to distance themselves from Qin Yu. This was their reverence toward the strong. “That is Lord Liu Xing, you see him? He’s the one beside the window. I’ve heard that Lord Liu Xing had only trained for a bit over a hundred years on the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star before coming out. That kind of speed is truly astonishing.” A baldy boasted in a low voice.

“It might be that Lord Liu Xing was powerful to begin with?” A youth beside the baldy said.

“Not necessarily.” The baldy said to the surrounding people in a low voice. “How about this, let’s have a bet as to how long it’ll take for Lord Liu Xing to reach the Sixteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star.”
“Even if he’s a genius, it’ll still take at the very least ten thousand years.” Someone said.

The baldy smiled and said. “In that case, let’s bet if it would take less or more than ten thousand years for Lord Liu Xing to reach the Sixteen Star Emperor Level.”
“Fine, who will be the banker?” [TL: banker = dealer. Not sure which term is better, since I felt that the dealer is more like a card dealer… whereas banker is like the house player that everyone bets money to… argh…]

“Quiet down, His Lordship has stood up.”
Seeing Qin Yu standing up, the entire restaurant lounge grew quiet. Qin Yu smiled and then walked toward the waiter. “I’d like to pay my bill.” That waiter looked at Qin Yu with eyes filled with admiration. Respectfully, he said. “Lord Liu Xing need not pay anything. As Your Lordship is planning to enter the Fifteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star, you’re also entitled to eat here free of charge.”
“I thought that I’m only qualified to eat here for free after I obtained the fifteen star Emperor level title plate?” Qin Yu was puzzled.

That waiter shook his head. “Elder had said that there was no need. He was certain that you possess the strength of a fifteen star Emperor.” Of course, among those who dared to enter the Fifteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star, how many would dare enter it without sufficient confidence in themselves? If one were to enter without sufficient confidence, then it was literally no different from suicide.

Finally, Qin Yu exited the restaurant lounge and walked into the main entrance lounge where the Interstellar Conveying Array stood.

A middle aged man who was sitting cross-legged beside the Conveying Array stood up. He walked to Qin Yu and said respectfully. “Lord Liu Xing, I am the Elder in charge of the affairs here.”
“You  can  start  the  Conveying  Array.”   Qin  Yu  was  very straightforward.

On the Fifteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star. This time around, Qin Yu was not in a sorry state like last time. Immediately after he was transferred over, he merely felt a slight pressure causing him to sink down. The familiar pressure of the gravity had once again returned.

“There’s  actually  someone  else  on  this  planet.”  Qin  Yu’s Soul’s Power clearly sensed that there was a woman located some twenty miles away from where he stood.

“She’s from the White Profound Sect.”  Qin Yu was able to clearly sense the cold aura emitting from that woman. “For a woman to be this powerful, it truly is a rare occasion.” Qin Yu praised in his heart.

Qin Yu did not bother to waste time, immediately, he deployed the gravitational barrier and increased his body weight by one fold.

“Mn?”  Qin Yu suddenly remembered a thing. “Something’s amiss. The gravity of these eighteen Emperor level Dark Stars are increased gradually and corresponds to the tolerance of the one star Emperor level to eighteen star Emperor level. However… since that was the case, there should only be a need for only a single Dark Star. One only needs to train on the first Dark Star and then increase the pressure on oneself through gravitational barriers. The seniors of this Dark Star Realm, why did they go through all the hardships of finding eighteen Emperor level Dark Stars?”
Qin Yu found himself a bit unable to understand the reasoning.

“Forget about it, I’m not going to bother with it anymore.”
However, Qin Yu didn’t know at all… that it didn’t take a lot of time for the seniors of the Dark Star Realm to find these eighteen Emperor level Dark Stars.

Furthermore, only through having these eighteen Emperor level Dark Stars would they be able to confirm the strength of the people. Only through them would the Three Great Sacred Planets be able to record the people’s strength more accurately.

Qin Yu had also decided on a matter. He had decided to only train on this Fifteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star and just continue to increase the weight on himself. There was no need for him to go to other Dark Stars.

“Training!”
Qin Yu took a deep breath. Soon after, he began his long training journey.

Experts are lonely beings. Qin Yu was also only able to accumulate his strength through an extreme amount of loneliness. On this Dark Star, Qin Yu began his solitary training.

After eight hundred years.

Merely only a pair of shorts. With a naked upper body, Qin Yu was doing a handstand. His hands’ ten fingers were like trees as they firmly grabbed the ground. He was supporting his entire body’s weight with his ten fingers. At this moment, Qin Yu had also added four times his body’s weight to himself through the gravitational barrier technique. Furthermore, this was all done on the Fifteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star! 
Qin Yu clearly understood that his two hands are his most effective weapons in the future.

Thus, he must attach a lot of importance to temper his fingers.

“Is the High Quality Divine Artifact truly the limit?” As Qin Yu was training, he was also pondering in his mind.

Was the ninth stage of the Nine Steps Dark Gold Body the limit?

Right at this moment, Qin Yu started to frown. Soon after, his face displayed an ecstatic expression. “After all these years, my soul realm’s level has finally reached the limit!”  Qin Yu immediately stopped training and sat down on the ground cross-legged.

Within his boundless mind, Qin Yu’s soul was rolling about unceasingly, viscous like a thick liquid. At the same time, sharp golden light would occasionally emit from the thick liquid.

“According to the ‘Three Souls Nine Refinements,’ when the soul has reached the limit, the stage of satisfaction, it would be able to turn into essence.”
A figure appeared in Qin Yu’s mind. The appearance of this person was exactly the same as Qin Yu.

This person was sitting there in a cross-legged position. He was executing the hundred and eight hand seal techniques ‘Three Souls Nine Refinements’ with his two hands at a lightning speed. When Qin Yu began to execute the first hand seal, his soul started to flow like quicksilver.

As the hand seals continued to be executed, the speed of the quicksilver-like flow grew faster and faster.

When he executed the final hand seals, his boundless mind started to vibrate. The figure that was sitting there cross- legged suddenly opened his eyes. His eyes were bright like a torch. 
“Unite!”
Within his frantically shaking mind, rays of golden light suddenly started to shine. Immediately, his entire brain stopped vibrating. It returned to the peacefulness from before. Clearly, one could see… a circular golden pellet was whirling around in Qin Yu’s mind.

That was precisely the soul that had reached the satisfactory stage.

“Is this the soul of ordinary Deities?” Qin Yu looked at that deep brilliance that was the round golden pellet in his dantian. That round golden pellet was extremely dazzling.

Suddenly, an even more astonishing green light shined from another location. Immediately, the green light covered the golden light. Qin Yu’s mind had turned completely green. As for the thing that was radiating the endless amount of green light, it was precisely a near transparent tear. “Meteoric Tear.” Qin Yu was shocked.

Suddenly, the Meteoric Tear started to radiate a seven colored brilliance. That seven colored brilliance was directly shot into Qin Yu’s golden soul pellet. At this moment, a large amount of information had rushed into Qin Yu’s mind.

“These are…” Qin Yu was immediately attracted.

Immediately afterward, he continued to sit cross-legged on the Dark Star. Motionlessly, Qin Yu began the longest cultivation period he had ever underwent, from since he was born till now!

Chapter 19: Her Name Is Zuo Qiumei

The Meteoric Tear that was radiating an endless amount of green light in Qin Yu’s mind was extremely dazzling. The green light had covered everything. The Meteoric Tear was currently emitting a seven colored brilliance into Qin Yu’s golden soul pellet.

As the seven colored brilliance entered into Qin Yu’s golden soul pellet, the Meteoric Tear started to reduce in size with a speed visible to the naked eye!

When Qin Yu’s golden soul pellet was absorbing the seven colored brilliance, Qin Yu’s Awareness had entered into a particular setting.

A boundless amount of seawater.

At this moment, Qin Yu appeared to have turned into a drop of seawater. He was connected with the boundless amount of seawater and experiencing the extensiveness of the peacefulness of the ocean, the ire during the time when enormous waves surged in the ocean and the boundless depths of the ocean.

After an unknown period of time, Qin Yu had even come to believe that he was indeed a droplet of water.

Suddenly, the ocean disappeared.

Qin Yu had entered into a vegetative state. He was surrounded by all kinds of flowers and plants. They were many and varied. So many and varied that Qin Yu was unable to even count them. As for Qin Yu, this time around, he was merely regular grass among them.

He grew and then withered. Soon, once again, he revived and germinated. Again he grew, he again withered….

A cycle, a continuous cycle. As he was undergoing the cycle, Qin Yu suddenly sensed that his surroundings were once again undergoing a change. His surroundings had turned into nothingness. It was the outer space! Qin Yu was able to see the celestial bodies far away; the blazing sun, the uninhabited planets.

All of these celestial bodies were eternally floating in the cosmic space. It was as if they would never change.

Occasionally, Qin Yu would become one amongst countless weapons. Occasionally, Qin Yu would become a speck of dust in the air. Occasionally, Qin Yu would enter into an endless void. Occasionally, Qin Yu would enter a boundless sea of flames….

As he went through the mysterious experiences one after another, Qin Yu did not know how much time had passed.

After seemingly a countless number of years had passed, a voice sounded.

“Child, this is what I left behind before my death. Contained within it is my comprehension toward the cosmic space. Try your best to comprehend as much as you can. I, Zuo Qiumei, have never accepted a disciple in my life. You could be considered as my sole disciple. However, you must remember, before you are able to comprehend everything that I have passed onto you, do not speak of my name to others. Disciple of mine, I hope that you’ll be able to enjoy a more relaxed and
more happy life than mine….”
That gentle and soft voice had caused Qin Yu’s mind to enter a state of hypnosis.

“Mother.”
In his fuzziness, Qin Yu appeared to have heard the voice of his mother. That sort of tranquility was extremely comfortable to him. He wished that voice would never stop. However, that voice disappeared after merely a moment.

As the voice disappeared, Qin Yu became sober headed again in a short period of time. “Was it this Zuo Qiumei who passed on the Meteoric Tear to me?”  Qin  Yu  grew  somewhat  understanding  of  what  have happened.  “Based  on  what  that  Zuo  Qiumei  had  said,  she appears to have already died.”
For an unknown reason, upon knowing that this Zuo Qiumei had died, Qin Yu unexpectedly had a painful feeling in his heart.

Qin Yu still clearly remembered the final voice of that Zuo Qiumei. Qin Yu was unable to understand at all. She who possessed such a voice that could allow even one’s soul to enter a state of tranquility, who would be willing to kill her?

“The comprehension toward the cosmic space?”
Qin Yu was able to clearly sense that within his soul were some things that are similar to the most ancient and origin of the universe. They were the things that this woman called Zuo Qiumei left behind for him. “I shall allow my body to naturally continue its training with the Nine Steps Dark Gold Body and the Gold Punishment Sect’s martial  technique.”   Qin  Yu’s  Awareness  entered  into  the dazzling seven colored radiance within his soul.

In Qin Yu’s mind, the Meteoric Tear had stopped shooting out the seven colored radiance. The current Meteoric Tear, when compared the before, was an entire size smaller. Earlier, when Qin Yu experienced all those scenes, the time seemed to be very long… however, only a couple days had actually passed.

The Meteoric Tear that had become a size smaller once again fused with Qin Yu’s golden soul pellet.

As for Qin Yu, he was currently submerging his awareness into the depths of that seven colored radiance. He was appreciating the comprehensions that Zuo Qiumei left for him.

These were the most precious things that Zuo Qiumei had left behind with the assistance of the Meteoric Tear. It was unknown how long it would take for Qin Yu to comprehend these things…. Just like that, Qin Yu’s Awareness entered a state of comprehension, training at the depths of the seven colored radiance.

Qin Yu sat cross-legged on the Dark Star. The twenty seven thousand seals and patterns merged with the depths of Qin Yu’s bones and muscles. They were unceasingly absorbing Elemental Spirit Energy and tempering Qin Yu’s bones and muscles. As for the martial technique of the Gold Punishment Sect, it too was being used constantly and absorbed an endless amount of Gold Attribute Energy into Qin Yu’s body.

Time passed. Qin Yu, in the depths of his training, did not know how much time had passed at all.

Inside the Jiang Lan’s Realm.

On a snow peaked mountain. Hou Fei, Hei Yu and Wu Lan were currently together. Hou Fei was donned in golden clothes. His fiery eyes were flickering with a sense of helplessness. Standing beside Hou Fei was Hei Yu who was dressed in all white with a grave and stern expression. As for Wu Lan, he was sitting on the side and drinking wine.

“Monkey, what’s with big brother this time around? Even with using Mind Voice Transmission, big brother still did not respond.”  Hei Yu’s brows were creased. Qin Yu’s training this time around was truly too long. It was so long that even Hou Fei and Hei Yu grew worried.

Hei Yu and Qin Yu were brothers who grew up together. Thus, there was a special kind of connection between them. Between Hei Yu and Qin Yu, they do not even need to use Soul’s Power to send voice transmissions. Instead, with merely a mind’s intention, they were able to communicate with each other.

Wu   Lan   lightly   smiled   and   said.   “The   Mind   Voice Transmission would only sound in one’s True Spirit.”
“True Spirit, what is that?”  Hou Fei looked to Wu Lan in confusion. Wu Lan explained while smiling. “Oh, I’ve forgotten about it. This ‘True Spirit’ is the same as the ‘Awareness’ that you all know. Usually, one’s Awareness would be able to receive communications coming to it. Since even your Awareness Voice Transmission was not received by him, it would seem that Qin Yu has entered a deep level training where even his Awareness is immersed.”
“Deep level training?”  Hou Fei and Hei Yu glanced at each other.

How deep must it be for even Mind Voice Transmission to not work? This was truly too astonishing.

“What’s the most important is that big brother had already trained for twenty thousand years. No, only two thousand years have passed outside! However, training for two thousand years, isn’t that a bit too long?” Said Hou Fei anxiously.

Wu Lan laughed as he scolded. “What would a brat like you know? This sort of deep level training is something that can be discovered but not sought! Usually, when one trains, one would train one’s body of the power of one’s Nascent Soul. Much less Awareness Voice Transmission, even a Voice Transmission through the Demon Awareness would be able to wake him up.”
“This sort of deep level training is not a training of the body or one’s energy. Instead… it’s the training of the state of being. It’s the achieving of comprehension regarding the cosmic space! That is both the most basic and the most deep level training. It is something that would not come even if I sought for it. It’s best for the two of you to not be bored and randomly send Mind Voice Transmission to your big brother. I wish for your big brother to continue training like this for several tens of thousands of years more.”
Hearing what Wu Lan had said, Hou Fei and Hei Yu were only able to smile.

“For big brother to possess such good luck, we are naturally happy for him. It’s just that both Monkey’s and my soul have reached level nine Demon Emperor level. Our power had also reached the limit of level eight Demon Emperor. Had it not been for us restricting ourselves, we would’ve already reached level nine Demon Emperor level.” Said Hei Yu helplessly. Training for twenty thousand years, Hou Fei and Hei Yu’s souls have both reached level nine Demon Emperor level. In terms of strength, had they not been suppressing themselves, they too would have reached level nine Demon Emperor level.

Hou Fei muck up his lips and said. “Once one enters the level nine Demon Emperor, it’s very possible for him to encounter the Divine Tribulation. Although it is very hard to say when the Divine Tribulation would arrive, in order to not ascend to the Divine Realm too early, the two of us could only suppress our powers.”
Hei Yu also nodded.

Wu Lan who stood to the side said helplessly. “You two brats, your cultivation speed is so fast. I, on the other hand, wished to reach level nine Demon Emperor level earlier but was unable to do that. That holds true for Ye Qu and Wuxu too. They have been working very hard on their training these past years.”
Hou Fei and Hei Yu both smiled apologetically. The speed in which the two of them progressed caused an immense shock to Ye Qu and Ao Wuxu. The cold and detached Ao Wuxu did not bother to say anything, he merely frantically trained by himself. As for Ye Qu, he was also training with great effort.

“Sigh, we’ll just have to continue waiting. Who knows when big brother will finish his training.” Said Hou Fei helplessly.

Hei Yu smiled. “In these past years, I have also not spent time with Ling’er. Now, I shall go and spend some time with Ling’er and give some guidance to Little Tong and Guo Fan.”
Currently, Qin Yu’s awareness was completely submerged and unceasingly absorbing comprehensions. Like an extremely hungry traveler, he frantically absorbed the comprehensions left behind by Zuo Qiumei.

Qin Yu’s body was faintly radiating a golden light. Even the bones within his body were faintly radiating a dark gold light. Evidently, this was the sign that Qin Yu had reached the ninth stage of the ‘Nine Steps Dark Gold Body.’ Before Qin Yu submerged his awareness into a deep level training, he had already reached the eighth stage of the Nine Steps Dark Gold Body. In the following two thousand years, even though he did not proactively trained in it, the long period of time still allowed him to reach the ninth stage of the Nine Steps Dark Gold Body.

After a long long time!

Qin Yu who had been sitting cross-legged the entire time suddenly opened his eyes. Two essence-like lights were being emitted from his eyes.

“It’s already been, it’s already been three thousand years.” Qin Yu calculated the amount of time in his heart and was shocked to discover that he had trained for three thousand years. The deep level training of his awareness, now that he recalled it, it appeared to have only taken a blink of an eye.

In a flash, three thousand years have passed. “Who exactly is this Zuo Qiumei? The comprehension of the cosmic space that she left behind is so astonishing. In these three thousand years, I merely managed to comprehend ten or twenty percent of it. However, with barely this ten or twenty percent, it allowed me to become ten to a hundred times
stronger than before.”
Qin Yu stood up.

“Dark Star’s Gravity? Even if this gravity were to increase by ten  times,  it  would  still  not  affect  me  in  the  slightest.” Suddenly, Gold Force were emitted from Qin Yu’s body. The Gold Force was drifting through the surrounding of Qin Yu’s body. Like a lump of golden rings, it covered Qin Yu.

Qin Yu started to float.

That’s right, he was floating.

He was floating on the Dark Star! A Fifteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star. Even if one was a sixteen star Emperor level expert, one would only be able to, at the most, jump on the Fifteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star. Floating was practically impossible. It was only possible if one was an eighteen star Emperor level expert.

However, Qin Yu’s current strength was still not at the eighteen star Emperor level. He had merely just reached seventeen star Emperor level.

However, through his comprehension of the cosmic space, Qin Yu had easily transformed the space surrounding him and decreased the Dark Star’s gravity in the space surrounding him by several tens times.

“Laws, that is the most basic and most powerful force.” Qin Yu had already understood this.

However, he also understood, that when two people with the same level of comprehension fight each other, they would still have to resort back to using their most primitive strength. Nevertheless, the comprehensions regarding the ‘Laws’ is still very important. 
“Laughable, truly laughable. The Meteor Finger Technique, that Ten Thousand Weighty Fingers, Thousand Illusion Fingers, Ten Termination Fingers and that Sky Piercing Finger, they are truly laughable, laughable!” Qin Yu laughed at himself.

When viewing the sky from the bottom of a well, one would not know how the sky is. However, once one exited the well, one would be able to see that the sky was boundless.

Qin Yu was precisely feeling like this.

The comprehension he had toward the cosmic space from before was merely that of an Emperor level expert from the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. He merely had an experience of sensing the cosmic space yet though himself to be extraordinary already. Furthermore, coming up with the ‘domain,’ truly ignorant and narrow-minded.

Qin Yu was certain that even if the Peng Demon Emperor dared to come and fight him again; then, with merely his comprehension toward the space, he would be able to greatly decrease the Peng Demon Emperor’s speed and make the fastest person in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm to become the slowest amongst the Demon Realm’s Three Great Emperors.

“Never  mind  the  Meteor  Finger  Technique,  all  I  need  to know is the Sky Piercing Finger.”  Qin Yu extended the index finger of his right hand.

A ray of Gold Force was shot out from Qin Yu’s finger.

“Chi!”
As if passing through the layer of space, that golden finger ray was shot directly on the ground of the Dark Star. Even though the Dark Star was extremely tough and durable, a half meter deep hole was still created by the finger ray.

“Haha….” Qin Yu started laughing. “Back when I was on the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star, through great efforts, I merely managed to cut a small stick’s worth of Dark Star substance with my Divine Sword Sky Piercer. However now, with merely a simple finger ray, its power is more than ten times greater than the Divine Sword.”
Qin Yu had not used his black hole to increase the speed of his finger ray.

This finger ray was shot through utilizing the comprehension Qin Yu had toward the cosmic space. He caused the surrounding space of the finger ray to disintegrate. Thus, even the Dark Star substance was shot through half a meter by the finger ray. Merely, Qin Yu’s comprehension level was still not enough… had it been that Zuo Qiumei, then Qin Yu reckoned that with a wave of her hand, she would be able to turn the entire Dark Star into dust.

“I’m still very weak.”
Qin Yu sighed in his heart.

Weak? Was Qin Yu really weak? With merely his body that was comparable to that of a High Quality Divine Artifact, there are already not many people that could defeat him. However, the strongest thing that Qin Yu possessed was instead the comprehension toward the space. Although he merely managed to comprehend ten to twenty percent of what Zuo Qiumei had left for him.

In the entire Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm, perhaps only people like the Dragon Emperor who possessed an Inherited Treasure could be able to resist his attack through his turtle-like defense.

“I reckon my body has now reached seventeen star Emperor level. I should not be far away from eighteen star Emperor level. There is no need for me to rush training myself anymore.”   Qin  Yu  had  prepared  to  leave  this  Dark  Star. However, right after walking two steps, Qin Yu opened his eyes wide. “It’s been three thousand years! Fei Fei and them had already trained for thirty thousand years in the Jiang Lan’s Realm! Don’t tell me that the two of them have already undergone the Divine Tribulation!” Qin Yu disappeared from the Dark Star Realm. He had entered the Jiang Lan’s Realm.

Chapter 20: Stick Technique Walkthrough

Inside the Jiang Lan’s Realm.

Hei Yu, Bai Ling, their daughter Hei Tong and their son-in- law Guo Fan were currently having a meal together. Other than their family, Guo Fan’s master Wu Lan was also present. Of course, Hou Fei was certainly to be there too.

This large group of people were happily drinking and eating.
As for Hou Fei, he was currently boasting to Hei Tong.

“Little Tong, let your Second Uncle tell you; in the Immortal Realm, the Devil Realm and the Demon Realm combined, there are not many people who could match against your Second Uncle. With my Heaven Startling Three Stick Strikes, who would dare to take it on?” Hou Fei blinked his eyes complacently.

Hou Fei’s Heaven Startling Three Stick Strikes was indeed very powerful. This held especially true with the assistance of the Black Stick that Uncle Lan gifted him. Its attack power was so strong that even Hei Yu didn’t dare to take it on with his defensive scaled feathers. Thus, one could easily imagine how strong it was.

“You have the Heaven Startling Three Stick Strikes, my father also has it.” Said Hei Tong.

“Your father? Your father had learned it from me.” Said Hou Fei with his head raised up.

Sitting on the side, Hei Yu merely smiled. At this moment, he did not dare to say anything. Indeed, more than eighty percent of his spear technique was learned through Hou Fei’s stick technique. The other twenty percent was created by himself.

Hei Tong smiled and laughed. She said. “Second Uncle is amazing. However, is it possible for you to teach my Big Brother Guo Fan that Heaven Startling Three Stick Strikes of yours?”
“Little Tong.” Bai Ling uttered a voice of rebuke. 
Whenever Hei Tong sees someone powerful, she would ask that person to teach their techniques to her husband. Guo Fan smiled   and   said.   “Little   Tong,   my   comprehension   is insufficient. Moreover, I think that it would be sufficient as long as I can master the fist technique that master taught me.”
“It is good to specialize in one thing. Little Tong, you need to learn more from Guo Fan.” Lectured Wu Fan.

At the beginning, Wu Lan merely gave Guo Fan some guidance. However, as time passed, Wu Lan discovered that Guo Fan who appeared to be very simple and honest was actually extremely meticulous. His comprehension of things was also extremely high. The speed at which he learned the fist technique that was taught to him was also extremely fast.

“Where’s uncle Ye Qu? Is he not coming today?”  Hou Tong said with a frown.

Wu Lan smiled and said. “Regarding Ye Qu, your father and your Second Uncle are now able to become level nine Demon Emperors any time they want and have controlled their power in order to wait for your Eldest Uncle; your uncle Ye Qu, on the other hand, is still at the level eight Demon Emperor level. Thus, he naturally has to try his hardest.”
“Haha… even if he has to try harder, there is no need for him to  concern  about  such  a  small  bit  of  time.”  A  thick  voice sounded. With a mountain-like figure and heavy steps, Ye Qu walked over. He then directly sat down. “Little Tong is the best after all, she still thinks of me even now.”
Cleverly, Hei Tong nodded her head. Soon after, she looked to her surroundings. “It’s one thing for master to not come because she had entered seclusion training, but didn’t uncle Wuxu reach level nine Demon Emperor level not too many years ago? Why didn’t he come?”
“He’s  not  used  to  places  with  a  lot  of  people.”   Ye  Qu explained.

“Oh, that’s right, uncle Wuxu doesn’t like lively places.” Hei Tong nodded. Suddenly, she looked to a distant place with excitement. “Ah, Eldest Uncle came!” “How could that be? I am certain that I know about Wuxu’s personality.” Said Ye Qu confidently.

Hei Yu, Hou Fei and them also looked over. “Big brother, you’ve finally returned.”
”[TL: okay, this might be confusing. the reason why Ye Qu thought Hei Tong was referring to Wuxu is because she calls them all with ‘(eldest) uncle.’ However, Qin Yu was the only one referred to her with only ‘(eldest) uncle.’ Since technically, they are related, and Hou Fei is the second uncle, I have translated Qin Yu as the eldest uncle.]

Shocked, Ye Qu also turned around to look. “Qin Yu?”
Indeed, the person who came was Qin Yu.

Qin Yu walked over. He said. “I’m sorry about the fact that I ended up training three thousand years at once and caused you all to wait for a long time.” He then looked to Hou Fei and Hei Yu. “Fei Fei, Xiao Hei, both of your souls have reached the level nine Demon Emperor level. Mn, not bad. Even your strength has reached the limit of level eight Demon Emperor. Fortunately, you two still haven’t gone through the Divine Tribulation and ascended.”
Hou Fei stood up, with a slanted mouth, he said. “What’s so fortunate? Mixed Hair Bird and I have reached our current level a long time ago. Had it not been for the fact that we have been suppressing our power, we would’ve long since reached level nine Demon Emperor and likely be in the Divine Realm by now.”
“Monkey.” Hei Yu frowned. He did not like what Hou Fei had said. “The reason why we were able to cultivate so fast was because big brother allowed us to be in the Jiang Lan’s Realm. Had we been outside, then I suspect we wouldn’t have reached our current level yet.”
Hou Fei immediately smiled apologetically. He said. “Mixed Hair Bird, I’m merely joking.” “Enough now, stop fooling around.” Qin Yu smiled and put a stop to the two. “The two of your souls have reached level nine Demon Emperor level for quite some time now. Seems like the speed at which the two of you progressed is pretty fast. However, I am unsure about what your actual strength might be.”
Hou  Fei  said  confidently.  “Strength?  I  have  completely comprehended the Heaven Startling Three Stick Strikes now. My current strength is definitely no weaker than the Great Ape Emperor. You asked about how my strength is? Big brother, are you feeling inferior now?”
Qin Yu smiled. He then looked to Hei Yu.

Hei Yu had instead grew confident. “The Black Feathered Armor formed by my feathers ought to possess a defense close to that of a High Quality Divine Armor. With my speed and the Cloud Piercing Spear; big brother… I think that there are not many people in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm that could surpass me.” Although Hei Yu did not say it, the meaning behind his words were very clear. He was also confident in beating Qin Yu in a fight. “Seems like you’re all very confident.” Qin Yu was smiling.

“Eldest Uncle, Second Uncle and father had been in the Jiang Lan’s Realm the entire time. They have trained many times longer than you have. It’s not unreasonable if you were to lose.” Hei Tong comforted Qin Yu out of kindness.

Qin Yu merely smiled helplessly.

“Xiao Hei, Fei Fei, let me know of the progress you’ve made in this period of time. Come, attack at me.” Said Qin Yu.

“Big brother, you want the two of us to fight against you?” Hou Fei’s eyes were wide open. Hei Yu also looked to Qin Yu in shock. The two of them were both extremely powerful. It would have already been pretty amazing if Qin Yu managed to defeat one of them. Yet, he wanted to fight against two?

“Qin Yu, Fei Fei’s Heaven Startling Three Stick Strikes possesses an extremely powerful might. Even a High Quality Divine Artifact would be unable to resist it. This was precisely the reason why the Great Ape Emperor was able to match up against the Peng Demon Emperor and the Dragon Emperor.” Wu Lan reminded Qin Yu.

Wu Lan knew that Qin Yu had received comprehension. However, he did not believe that Qin Yu would be able to increase his power by much in a mere three thousand years.

That was because in the Divine Realm, experts would spend tens of thousands of years every time they entered seclusion training to achieve comprehension.

However, Wu Lan did not know at all that Qin Yu had not been trying to attain comprehensions with no direction. Instead, he had directly comprehended the achievements that Zuo Qiumei have toward the laws of the cosmic space.

This was comparable to collecting diamonds. Others have gone through the entire world to collect them one by one. However, for Qin Yu, a large amount of diamonds were displayed in front of him. He merely need to reach out his hand to grab them and they would’ve been his. The speed in which Qin Yu had achieved comprehension was at a level of its own. 
Although he merely trained for three thousand years, Qin Yu’s achievements were likely better than the three million years long training of some the experts in the Divine Realm.

“Don’t worry about it, just come at me.” A faint golden light was emitted from Qin Yu’s body. “I have already reached the ninth stage of the Nine Steps Dark Gold Body. My entire body could be comparable to a High Quality Divine Artifact. It would be hard for you two to injure me.”
Hou Fei and Hei Yu took a glance at each other. Immediately after, they nodded.

“Big brother, in that case, please excuse us!” Excited, Hou Fei licked his lips.

It wasn’t that Hou Fei had never fought against Qin Yu before. Merely, almost every single time he fought against Qin Yu, he would end up being trampled upon by Qin Yu. Thus, Hou Fei currently wanted to turn the table around and devastate Qin Yu instead. 
“Big brother, you’re seeking to be trampled upon, you cannot blame me for it.” Hou Fei was smiling excitedly. As for Hei Yu, he was also holding onto his Cloud Piercer Spear with a single hand. His gaze directed at Qin Yu. In his eyes were a trace of excitement.

This was the first time the three brothers fought each other after three thousand years.

Was this the time for Hou Fei and Hei Yu to bring about change and ravage Qin Yu or would they be oppressed by Qin Yu again?

“Eldest Uncle, add oil, Eldest Uncle, add oil, I believe in you!” Hei Tong started clapping to encourage Qin Yu. At the same time, she comforted. “Eldest Uncle, it’s fine if you lose too. They’re two against one.”
[TL: add oil = chinese word meaning to try harder.
Encouragement.] Qin Yu could only smile.

Soon after, with a movement of his figure, Qin Yu had reached the sky. Hou Fei and Hei Yu had also teleported into the air.

“Let’s start.” Qin Yu said.

“Stop!” Hou Fei suddenly yelled.

“What’s wrong?”  Qin Yu looked to Hou Fei. Hou Fei said. “Big brother, this is the Jiang Lan’s Realm, your territory. You are able to completely control everything that happens in the Jiang Lan’s Realm. Thus, I demand that you must not use the Jiang Lan’s Realm to fight against us and could only use your own strength.”
Hei Yu also looked to Qin Yu. The two of them had realized this. “Sure, I guarantee you that I would not control the Jiang Lan’s Realm.”  Qin Yu agreed. He however felt helpless in his heart.

Not control the Jiang Lan’s Realm?

Even if Qin Yu did not control the Jiang Lan’s Realm, but once he start using the comprehension he had toward the laws of the space and create space distortions and the like, it was likely that his two brothers would think that he was controlling the Jiang Lan’s Realm.

“Big brother, eat my stick!” Hou Fei roared.

A black stick silhouette merely flashed before passing through space and arriving in front of Qin Yu. Against this incoming stick strike, Qin Yu merely slightly moved and easily dodged it.

“Mn?  Impossible.”  Hou  Fei’s  expression  changed.  He  was very confident in his own stick techniques. It was one thing if Qin Yu used his body to resist it. However, Qin Yu actually managed to easily dodged it.

“Chi!”
A black spearhead had arrived in front of Qin Yu in an instant.

“This spear strike’s comprehension toward the laws of the space is also pretty good. However, from the looks of it, Xiao Hei also merely knows of its existence but doesn’t know what it is yet.”  Qin Yu’s body moved once again. He had dodged the incoming spear.

The comprehension toward the space was something that Qin Yu was able to use on any technique that he possessed.

Movement technique, spear technique, finger technique, leg technique, fist technique… over ten thousand of them. Hou Fei and Hei Yu had merely achieved the comprehension of spear and stick techniques. Although they knew that if they were to attack using the spear or stick technique one way, it would allow for an immense attack power. However, they do not know the reason why it would display such an immense attack power!

“Impossible!”  Hou Fei’s eyes were filled with shock. Hei Yu was also staring at Qin Yu in shock.

Soon after, Hou Fei and Hei Yu took a glance at each other and nodded slightly.

The Black Stick and the Cloud Piercing Spear almost came attacking at Qin Yu simultaneously. Stick and spear silhouettes were flying toward Qin Yu unceasingly. However, as if it was a child’s play, Qin Yu was easily evading all of them.

Wu Lan, Hei Tong and the rest of the people down below were filled with shock upon seeing the scene.

“Impossible.  Big  brother,  did  you  control  the  Jiang  Lan’s Realm and change your body’s location?” Hou Fei grabbed onto his Black Stick and stood up in the air. He looked to Qin Yu and said. “Big brother, it is wrong for you to do that.” Hei Yu also grabbed his spear and looked to Qin Yu.

“I have said that I would not use the Jiang Lan’s Realm, so I would definitely not use it.” Qin Yu sighed in his mind.

Sure enough, it was exactly as he anticipated. Hou Fei and Hei Yu guessed that he was using the Jiang Lan’s Realm.

“However your… your ability to dodge is too abnormal.” Hou Fei found it somewhat hard to accept.

Qin Yu smiled and said. “It is not my dodging ability that is abnormal. Instead, your stick technique could only be considered as being ordinary. Back in the Inherited Prohibited Area, I have already seen and understood the Heaven Startling Seventy Two Stick Strikes, Heaven Startling Thirty Six Stick Strikes, Heaven Startling Eighteen Stick Strikes, Heaven Startling Nine Stick Strikes, Heaven Startling Three Stick Strikes and the Heaven Startling Single Stick Strike.” Qin Yu extended his hand. An ordinary metal stick appeared in his hand.

The amount of spatial laws that the Heaven Startling Single Stick Strike contained was still an extremely sparse amount. Compared to Qin Yu’s current comprehension, it was much less. In the past he did not understand the Heaven Startling Single Stick Strike. However now that he had managed to comprehend part of the spatial laws, he managed to understand the Heaven Startling Single Stick Strike completely upon remembering it.

“Big brother, what are you planning to do?” Hou Fei looked to the stick in Qin Yu’s hand. He started to have a guess in his heart. However, that guess of his, even he himself thought it to be extremely crazy.

Qin Yu held the long stick with a single hand. Immediately after, the long stick in his hand started to shake.

“This is the Heaven Startling Seventy Two Stick Strikes!” Qin Yu’s figure flashed at a lightning speed. Countless stick silhouettes covered the entire sky. Qin Yu had executed the Heaven Startling Seventy Two Stick Strikes extremely naturally. Although Qin Yu’s execution of the Heaven Startling Seventy Two Stick Strikes did not contain the grandeur of Hou Fei’s, yet Hou Fei knew that… this was because Qin Yu had managed to achieve complete comprehension of the stick technique and have polished it to its true brightness.

“This is the Heaven Startling Thirty Six Stick Strikes!”
Qin Yu executed every single move from the Heaven Startling Thirty Six Stick Strikes. The final move, the Thirty Six Overlapping Waves, had even bursted forth an amazing power.

Hou  Fei  mumbled.  “That’s  too  crazy.  Don’t  continue anymore. I don’t even dare to continue watching it anymore.”
“This is the Heaven Startling Three Stick Strikes!”
This was already the fifth set of stick technique that Qin Yu executed. When executing the Heaven Startling Three Stick Strikes, Qin Yu used his Gold Force to protect the metal stick. That was because no ordinary metal sticks would be able to bear such a stick technique.

Three explosions were heard. Cracks have appeared in the space.

“Monkey, big brother executed the Heaven Startling Three Stick Strikes even more effortlessly than you did. Furthermore, its power was much stronger than yours.” Hei Yu looked to Hou Fei. Hou Fei was however staring at Qin Yu. “Please  don’t  tell  me  you  even  know  the  Heaven  Startling Single Stick Strike.”
After Qin Yu finished executing the Heaven Startling Three Stick Strikes, he took a glance at Hou Fei and Hei Yu. With a smile,  he  said.  ““This  is  the  Heaven  Startling  Single  Stick Strike!”
Qin Yu held the long stick in his right hand. He then directly thrust it forward! When Qin Yu thrust the long stick forward, everyone who were watching him saw that his figure had turned blurry. Even the long stick had turned blurry. It was as if there were seven or eight blurs.

When the blurs united with each other, Qin Yu’s long stick had also stopped.

“Bang!”
The space that the long stick struck started to shake. Unceasingly, the vibration was being sent forward unceasingly all the way till it reached a large mountain located far away. That large mountain slightly vibrated for merely a moment before turning into fine powder.

Everything that the long stick pointed to had turned into fine dust!

“Did you manage to see that clearly?” The metal stick in Qin Yu’s hand disappeared. Qin Yu looked to his two brothers while smiling. 
Hou Fei and Hei Yu took a glance at each other. They both saw the unbelieving expression in each other’s eyes.

What an abnormal big brother. Hou Fei felt a bitter pain in his heart. He raised his head to Qin Yu and said helplessly. “Big brother, I have trained here for thirty thousand years and only managed to learn the Heaven Startling Three Stick Strikes. You, on the other hand, did not train like I did and have only stayed outside for three thousand years. Yet, you’ve mastered even the Heaven Startling Single Stick Strike.”
Hei Yu looked to Qin Yu’s figure. He thought to himself. “Big brother is still that strong. It appears that I have to try harder.”
“Actually, the stick technique of your Monkey and Ape Clan has already entered the Dao. However, a Dao is the same as Ten Thousand Daos. As long as you possess enough comprehension toward the cosmic space, then stick techniques, spear techniques, fist techniques, you’ll know them all. The movement techniques that I displayed earlier were through the use of merely my comprehension toward the space. When I reach a sufficient amount of spatial comprehension, I am even able to cause the space in a certain place to disintegrate. The people that exist in that space would also naturally be disintegrated. This is the power of the greater Dao.”  Qin Yu explained.

[TL: Dao = Daoism/Taoism = Path/Way. Hard to explain…. Basically… kinda like All Might’s One For All… wait no… argh… (from wikipedia: The term Tao means “way”, “path”, or “principle”, and can also be found in Chinese philosophies and religions other than Taoism. In Taoism, however, Tao denotes something that is both the source of, and the force behind, everything that exists.)]

[ED: Just go check out DE or ISSTH or something(which you guys probably have)]

Chapter 21: The Second Layer Of The Jiang Lan’s Realm

The large mountain far away had already disappeared. All that remained was a large amount of rocks and powder, where the mountain used to be. As the wind blew, the powder followed the wind and started flying. Upon seeing the scene in front of them, Hou Fei and Hei Yu looked at each other and then started laughing.

“Big brother, there’s no use in telling us about things like the Greater Dao. Our soul realm levels are merely level nine Demon Emperor. How much do you think we’d possibly be able to comprehend?” Said Hou Fei helplessly.

Qin Yu slightly nodded.

He knew that the only reason he himself managed to attain such an accomplishment, in merely three thousand short years, was because of the assistance of the Meteoric Tear, the assistance of that Zuo Qiumei. The fact that Hou Fei and Xiao Hei were able to achieve comprehension in the spear technique and stick technique, was already a pretty good accomplishment. 
“Come, let’s descend.”
With a movement of his body, Qin Yu arrived on the ground.

Beside a short and robust large tree, everyone was surrounding a table, laughing, eating and chatting. Qin Yu had also started talking about what had happened all these years. Of course… he had not mentioned the name, Zuo Qiumei.

That was because Qin Yu remembered very well that Zuo Qiumei had said to not mention her name unless he managed to completely comprehend everything that she had left for him.

“Qin Yu, to what extent did you comprehend the spatial laws? What level is your soul now?” Wu Lan suddenly asked.

Qin Yu looked to Wu Lan. For Wu Lan to ask him such questions, it was evident that Wu Lan knew quite a lot. Unable to refrain himself, Qin Yu asked. “Wu Lan, do you know how many levels there are for the soul?”
“When  one’s  soul  reaches  the  final  stage  and  obtains satisfaction, it will condense into a golden pellet. This golden pellet is called Golden Soul Pellet. This is the level of ordinary Deities. The stage above this, is called the Pre-Infant Soul. Which is when your soul takes the appearance of an infant, making one become very powerful. That being said, Qin Yu, based on everything that you displayed earlier, I am certain that your soul’s level is extremely high. Have you reached the Golden Soul Pellet stage?” Wu Lan asked.

[TL: I have decided to translate the stage after golden pellet as ‘pre-infant soul.’ Based on my understanding, the final stage, one’s soul would take the appearance of an infant. This is different from Yuanying (which I have translated as Nascent Soul as according to Deathblade’s explanation). The actual chinese raws called this stage ‘the stage in which the soul transforms into an infant.’ I cannot find a way to condense it and keep the meaning so I ended up deciding to go with ‘pre- infant soul.’]

Qin Yu nodded. 
Golden Soul Pellet?

Before he started comprehending all those laws regarding the space, Qin Yu’s soul had already reached the Golden Soul Pellet stage. Qin Yu theorized, that his current Golden Soul Pellet was over ten times stronger compared to his Golden Soul Pellet from three thousand years ago.

“The spatial laws are extremely immeasurable and possess no end point. The path of comprehending the spatial laws is a very very long and endless path. Actually, one would be able to tell one’s comprehension toward the spatial laws just through by looking at one’s soul’s level… When your soul surpasses the level of Pre-Infant Soul, then you’ll likely gain complete comprehension of the spatial laws. However, in all my years in the Divine Realm, I had never once seen anyone who managed to achieve complete comprehension of the spatial laws. For people like that, with merely a thought, they’d be able to kill hundreds of millions of me.” Gasped Wu Lan.

Hou Fei and Hei Yu were overwhelmed with shock. They were very familiar with Wu Lan’s strength. However, to be able to kill hundreds of millions of Wu Lans, with merely a thought. That sort of strength was truly too frightening.

“Mn…. when one has reached that level, then with merely an intention, one would be able to cause the heavens to fall and the earth to rend.” Qin Yu nodded.

Qin Yu understood very well the strength one would possess after completely comprehending the spatial laws. That was because he had only managed to comprehend ten to twenty percent of what Zuo Qiumei had left him. Furthermore… the Meteoric Tear had also only grown a ring smaller. It was likely, that all that had been passed to Qin Yu was merely a part of what was contained within the Meteoric Tear.

Wu Lan had already said earlier.

When one’s comprehension regarding the spatial laws reaches a certain level, one’s soul will transform from the Golden Soul Pellet to the Pre-Infant Soul. When one reaches the level of Pre-Infant Soul, one will still be on the journey of comprehending the spatial laws. Only when one surpasses the Pre-Infant Soul stage will one have completely comprehended the spatial laws.

Thus, one could easily see how long and boundless this cultivation journey was.

“Golden Soul Pellet, Pre-Infant Soul… how long will it take?” Qin Yu thought in his heart. Presently, he did not sense any sign that his Golden Soul Pellet would transform into a Pre- Infant Soul. Clearly, he was still very far away from reaching the Pre-Infant Soul stage.

Upon seeing Qin Yu’s expression, Wu Lan smiled and said. “Qin Yu, don’t think about it anymore. With your current strength… with merely your comprehension of the spatial laws, you could essentially be unparalleled in the entire Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm.”
“Unparalleled?” Qin Yu laughed. “That’s hard to say. While I might not care much about the Peng Demon Emperor and the Great Ape Emperor, against the Dragon Emperor’s defense, I am not confident that I would be able to break through it.” Although the Peng Demon Emperor possessed a very fast speed, Qin Yu was able to use his comprehension toward the spatial laws to decrease his speed immensely.

The Peng Demon Emperor who no longer possessed his absolute speed would have no hope at all against Qin Yu’s attack.

As for the Great Ape Emperor, the reason why the Great Ape Emperor was powerful was because of the Heaven Startling Stick Techniques. However, Qin Yu’s comprehension toward the Stick Techniques was even better than his, so how would the Great Ape Emperor be able to match up against Qin Yu?

Only the Dragon Emperor with the abnormal defense remained. Qin Yu was uncertain whether his strongest attack would be able to penetrate through the defense of the Dragon Emperor.

“Not only the Dragon Emperor, there are also the Three Great Sovereigns of the Dark Star Realm. I also do not have absolute certainty in defeating them.” Qin Yu’s gaze was deep. Slowly, he said. “All of the Three Great Sovereigns of the Dark Star Realm possess Inherited Treasures. Their bodies are already extremely valiant when they do not use their Inherited Treasures; once they use their Inherited Treasures, I reckon… they might be even more powerful than the Dragon Emperor.”
All the people around the dinner table started to quietly ponder over it.

“They’re that powerful?” Hei Tong muttered in a low voice.

Wu Lan, Hou Fei, Hei Yu, Ye Qu and the rest of them were still quiet and pondering about the words that Qin Yu had just said.

Seeing everyone acting like this, Qin Yu smiled. “Haha, what I meant is that they’re extremely exceptional. However, as for whether their defense is able to resist my attack, that’s still unknown.”  Qin Yu looked to Hou Fei. “Fei Fei, you ought to know about the might of the Heaven Startling Single Stick Strike of your Monkey and Ape Clan.” Hou Fei said confidently. “If I were able to execute the Heaven Startling Single Stick Strike, then I am certain that I would be able to pulverize even a High Quality Divine Artifact.”
Qin Yu smiled and said. “My comprehension toward the spatial laws is much greater compared to the comprehensions contained within the Heaven Startling Single Stick Strike. If I were to attack… then with my strongest attack, the possibility that the Dragon Emperor and them would be able to resist it, would also be very low.”
“Haha, I still have quite a large gap from you, big brother. I’m not going to compete with big brother anymore. It’s all good as long as I am able to trample upon the Mixed Hair Bird.” Said Hou Fei while giggling.

“Who’s actually trampling upon who now?” Hei Yu asked.

Hou Fei suddenly grew silent. “Haha…” Everyone started laughing.

After having their dinner, Qin Yu, Hou Fei and Hei Yu were wandering the mountains.

“Big   brother,   how’s   your   progress   in   your   Stellar Transformation martial technique?”  Hei Yu asked. Hou Fei also looked to Qin Yu.

Qin Yu was unable to refrain his shock.

Stellar Transformation martial technique?

After he finished his three thousand year long training, Qin Yu had rushed back into the Jiang Lan’s Realm. He had yet to enter into the Stellar Space to see what the progress his Stellar Transformation martial technique had made.

Qin Yu stopped walking. His Awareness directly entered into the Stellar Space. 
Inside the Stellar Space.

The Stellar Space was as spacious and empty as before. However, its volume had turned a lot larger compared to last time when Qin Yu was there. A vast amount of flour paste energy had permeated through the membrane and assimilated into the Dark Golden Sphere located in the center of the Stellar Space.

“It’s changed color? Last time I was here, it was still a golden color.” Qin Yu immediately took control of that Dark Golden Sphere and made it shoot out a ray of energy.

Qin Yu carefully inspected the pureness of that ray of energy.

“It’s  strength  is  much  stronger  than  before.  It  is  even stronger than the current Nine Steps Force and the Gold Force.” Qin Yu was overjoyed. When the Nine Steps Dark Gold Body reached the ninth stage, his Nine Steps Force and the Gold Force were both comparable to a level eight Immortal Emperor’s energy. However, Qin Yu’s current Origin Energy was actually even stronger!

Suddenly, Qin Yu thought of a thing. “I might be able to open the second layer of the Jiang Lan’s Realm now!”
Of the Jiang Lan’s Realm’s three layers, Qin Yu has only opened the first layer. According to what Uncle Lan had said, he, Qin Yu, would only be qualified to see Li’er after opening all three layers of the Jiang Lan’s Realm.

“Big brother, what’s wrong?” Confused, Hei Yu looked to Qin Yu.

“Let me try to see if I am able to open the second layer of the Jiang Lan’s Realm.” With an intention, Qin Yu made the dark golden color Origin Energy to directly enter into the true body of the Jiang Lan’s Realm. Qin Yu’s Origin Energy entered into it continously.

Hou Fei and Hei Yu were quietly watching. 
Time passed.

“There’s  something.”   Qin  Yu  sensed  that  his  Awareness vaguely came into contact with the gateway to the second layer of the Jiang Lan’s Realm. Immediately, Qin Yu poured even more amount of Origin Energy into it.

“Boom!”
Qin Yu suddenly felt that there were two layers in the Jiang Lan’s Realm. One was the first layer of the Jiang Lan’s Realm whereas the other was the second layer.

“Uncle Lan?”
Qin Yu was delighted. Immediately, he disappeared.

“Where’s  big  brother?”  Hou  Fei  and  Hei  Yu  saw  Qin  Yu disappear in front of their eyes; they were unable to refrain their shock.

There are three spaces within the Jiang Lan’s Realm. Earlier, Qin Yu had directly entered the second space of the Jiang Lan’s Realm from the first space.

Inside the second space of the Jiang Lan’s Realm.

The second space of the Jiang Lan’s Realm was completely empty. Qin Yu appeared out of thin air. In front of Qin Yu was a person. WIth a deep and unflustered gaze, with a tranquil aura, the identity of the person was obvious.

“Uncle Lan.” Qin Yu was pleasantly surprised.

Uncle Lan was as unflustered as he was before. He lightly smiled  to  Qin  Yu  and  said.  “Little  Yu,  congratulations  on opening the second layer space of the Jiang Lan’s Realm. Your cultivation speed is indeed very fast.” “Uncle Lan, is this your image or your awareness?”  Qin Yu asked.

“To be able to converse with you, what do you think it is?” Uncle Lan slightly smiled. “Little Yu, I want to ask you about a thing.”
“Uncle Lan, please ask away.”  Qin Yu calmly waited for the question.

Uncle Lan opened his mouth. He then shook his head and took a deep sigh. Unexpectedly, he did not say anything. Qin Yu was unable to refrain his shock. The Uncle Lan who he had always considered to be something who would be unbothered by even the heavens collapsing actually would have a moment when he was unable to say something.

“Your soul has condensed to a golden pellet, right?” Finally, Uncle Lan asked.

“Yes.” Qin Yu nodded. He opened his eyes wide and looked at Uncle Lan. “Uncle Lan, was this what you wanted to ask?” Qin Yu did not believe this question to be something that’s hard to ask.

Uncle Lan had a self mocking smile. A sparking tear seemed to have flashed through his eyes. However, when Qin Yu carefully looked to Uncle Lan’s eyes, he instead found that there were no tears at all. He ended up not knowing whether what had flashed by was actually tears or not, whether he was seeing things.

“Your soul has condensed to a golden pellet, I suspect you’ve managed to attain a part of what she left behind?” Uncle Lan took a deep sigh and then no longer held himself back.

“Her?” Qin Yu was shocked.

Could it be that Uncle Lan knows about that ‘Zuo Qiumei?’
After a moment, Uncle Lan regained his calmness from before. He lightly smiled to Qin Yu and said. “Let’s not talk about that. Qin Yu, continue to strive your hardest. With how you’re doing, if you continue on with it, then there would definitely be one day when you’ll be able to be together with Li’er. No one would be able to stop the two of you. I can guarantee you that!” Uncle Lan patted Qin Yu’s shoulder. With an extremely resolute expression, he looked at Qin Yu.

Qin Yu was able to sense that the hand that Uncle Lan placed on his shoulder was filled with power.

Uncle Lan’s guarantee? Qin Yu was startled.

“However, what’s most important is still that you’ll have to try hard yourself. It is not enough with only my help. Li’er is also trying her best. In the past, she disliked training. However now, she is also training her hardest. Merely, with her strength, it’s still impossible for her to leave the Divine Realm.” Uncle Lan slightly leaked some information about Li’er.

Qin Yu was unable to refrain his emotions.

At once, he came to find out that… Li’er was actually also striving her hardest. 
“I  will  definitely  continue  to  strive  my  hardest.”  Qin  Yu clenched his fists.

Uncle Lan happily nodded his head. His figure then disappeared. Only a voice remained. “Qin Yu, continue to strive hard. When you open the third layer of the Jiang Lan’s Realm, I will try to find a way to allow you and Li’er to meet each other.”
Qin Yu nodded. At this moment, he felt that his body was filled with enthusiasm.

“Uncle Lan, thank you.” After calming himself down, Qin Yu thanked Uncle Lan in his heart.

Qin Yu knew that he, as a nobody from the Mortal Realm, would definitely have caused Uncle Lan to spend a great amount of effort to allow him and Li’er to be together. After all, Qin Yu was able to recall some of the things Uncle Lan had done for him. “The next step shall be going to the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star’s green colored liquid cold pond. After that, I shall  proceed  toward  the  Bewitching  God  Temple!”  Qin  Yu thought in his heart. As long as it’ll help him in the Divine Realm in the future, Qin Yu would definitely go and do it.

Qin Yu returned to the first layer space of the Jiang Lan’s Realm. He gathered Wu Lan, Ye Qu and a lot of other people together.

“Qin Yu, what’s the matter for you to find us?” Wu Lan asked while smiling. The other surrounding people were also curious as to why Qin Yu had gathered them. As for Hou Fei and Hei Yu who had already knew that Qin Yu had opened the second layer of the Jiang Lan’s Realm; they were on the side smiling.

Qin Yu directly said. “Earlier, I opened the second layer of the Jiang Lan’s Realm. In the Jiang Lan’s Realm’s second layer space, when one spends a hundred years in there, only a single year would be passed in the outside. Furthermore, the density of the Elemental Spirit Energy there is a hundred times that of the outside. Whoever wants to enter into it, do let me know.” “A  hundred  years  inside  is  a  year  outside?”  Ye  Qu’s  eyes shined. With how fast Hou Fei and Hei Yu were training, they had already provoked Ye Qu to frantically train. With such a great opportunity in front of him, how would he possibly let it slip by? At once, Ye Qu said. “I want to go to the second layer space to train.”
Wu Lan also nodded. He said with a smile. “Consider me too.
My soul’s level is indeed a bit too low.”
Qin Yu looked to them and then nodded. “Good. Wu Lan and Ye Qu shall temporarily enter the second layer of the Jiang Lan’s Realm to train. As for everyone else, if you want to enter into it, you can come and let me know.”

Chapter 22: Freezing Of The Soul

After some discussions, only Ye Qu and Wu Lan decided to enter the second layer of the Jiang Lan’s Realm. As Ao Wuxu had already reached level nine Demon Emperor level, he did not want to enter the second layer of the Jiang Lan’s Realm.

After Qin Yu transferred Ye Qu and Wu Lan to the second layer of the Jiang Lan’s Realm, he exited the Jiang Lan’s Realm.

On the Fifteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star.

Qin Yu appeared out of nowhere on the Dark Star. Immediately after, he rapidly proceed toward the Interstellar Conveying Array. Currently, he was able to decrease the gravity in his surrounding by ten times. Thus, his speed naturally grew faster.

“Mn? That woman from the White Profound Sect.” Qin Yu’s speed slowed down abruptly. That was because Qin Yu discovered that not far ahead of him was a white clothed woman. When he first entered into the Fifteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star, he had also noticed this woman. However, he didn’t expect that after three thousand years, this white clothed woman was still here.

That white clothed woman was located only several hundred meters away from the Interstellar Conveying Array. As Qin Yu wanted to go to the Interstellar Conveying Array, he would naturally be noticed by this woman.

Qin Yu did not hesitate much. He continued to advance toward the Interstellar Conveying Array.

The surface of the Dark Star was blazingly hot. The ground was completely scorched with a dark red color. There was even rising steam in the air close to the surface of the Dark Star. However, in the surroundings of that white clothed woman, the surface had turned black.

When Qin Yu got closer to this woman, he also sensed that the temperature surrounding this woman was starting to decrease. 
Suddenly, she turned around. The white clothed woman’s clear and cold gaze fell on Qin Yu. Her brows slightly creased. “From the Gold Punishment Sect? I am Han Xue of the White Profound Sect.”
“Han Xue.” Qin Yu nodded. “I am called Liu Xing.”
“The Gold Punishment Sect is worthy of being the leader of the three sects. Not only that new sect master and the new vice sect master, there’s also you Liu Xing. They truly have a large number  of  hidden  experts.”   Han  Xue  nodded.  She  then continued on with her training and did not bother to look at Qin Yu.

“What a cold woman”. Qin Yu gasped in his mind. He then continued to proceed toward the Interstellar Conveying Array.

When he stepped into the Interstellar Conveying Array, Qin Yu started to pour his Gold Force into it. Following a misty radiance that covered the entire formation array, Qin Yu disappeared from the Interstellar Conveying Array. 
“Did he succeed in his training? But it has merely been three thousand years.”  That woman called Han Xue looked to the Interstellar Conveying Array and muttered in a low voice.

Many cultivators were gathered on the Trial Sacred Planet. On the Trial Sacred Planet were high level experts from the Gold Punishment Sect, White Profound Sect and the Black Flame Sect. There were also a lot of powerful solitary cultivators, silent cultivators and even assiduous nobodies.

Fifteen star Emperor level.

Fifteen star Emperor level was the boundary that separated the mountains. Upon reaching fifteen star Emperor level, one would be qualified to become a candidate for the ‘Lord’ position. There was no need to speak more about how revered that position was.

The enormous Fifteen Star Emperor Level Building was located on the Trial Sacred Planet. A countless number of cultivators in the Dark Star Realm all wished to one day be able to step into the Interstellar Conveying Array of the Fifteen Star Emperor Level Building.

Thus, a lot of people would rather pay a huge price to dine in the Fifteen Star Emperor Level Building’s restaurant. The majority of them were there in order to sense the aura of a fifteen star Emperor.

On the wide street, when people passed by the Fifteen Star Emperor Level Building, quite a lot of them would involuntarily look to the Fifteen Star Emperor Level Building’s entrance. Looking through the entrance, they are able to clearly see the Interstellar Conveying Array.

“Ah, the Interstellar Conveying Array is shining. Look, that Interstellar Conveying Array is shining.”
A youth on the street pointed toward the Fifteen Star Emperor Level Building’s entrance in excitement. Immediately, a large number of cultivators on the street started rushing over. Likewise, the majority of cultivators who were dining in the Fifteen Star Emperor Level Building’s restaurant, also ran over and surrounded the Interstellar Conveying Array. To be able to come out from this Interstellar Conveying Array, then they most definitely must’ve come from the Fifteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star.

A fifteen star Emperor level expert!

While being surrounding by all these people, Qin Yu’s figure appeared in the Interstellar Conveying Array. Qin Yu had just come out and instantly saw this scene in front of him. To this, Qin Yu merely smiled lightly. He didn’t mind it at all. When he came out from the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star’s Conveying Array, he was also surrounded by others like that. Thus, he was able to understand how the people of the Dark Star Realm revere the strong.

“Lord Liu Xing.” The Elder in charge of the Interstellar Conveying Array said respectfully. “Lord Liu Xing spent three thousand years on the Dark Star, you are now qualified to be granted the fifteen star Emperor level title plate. Please wait a moment.”
Qin Yu nodded. 
That Elder also took out a triangular prism shaped crystal pillar. That crystal pillar emitted a radiance that covered Qin Yu’s body. Immediately after, he said apologetically. “Lord Liu Xing, please return the fourteen star Emperor level title plate.

Qin Yu knew the rules. When being awarded a higher level title plate, he must first return the title plate that he had.

Qin Yu removed his blood contract from the fourteen star Emperor level title plate and handed it over to that Elder. After the Elder accepted the title plate, he respectfully handed Qin Yu the fifteen star Emperor level title plate. “Lord Liu Xing, you can conduct the blood contract with it.”
Compared to the fourteen star Emperor level title plate, the fifteen star Emperor level title plate was composed of the exact same material. It was still as transparent as before and was still radiating three different colors. The front of the title plate was still the word ‘Emperor.’ Only the back was different. The ‘Fourteen’ had changed to ‘Fifteen.’ After Qin Yu dripped a drop of his blood on the title plate and became its master, he was prepared to leave. However, the Elder blocked Qin Yu. Apologetically, he said. “Lord Liu Xing, I have a message that His Majesty the Gold Punishment Lord had left for Lord Liu Xing.”
“Gold Punishment Lord?” Qin Yu was unable to refrain from being puzzled.

He didn’t know of the Gold Punishment Lord at all, why would the Gold Punishment Lord leave a message for him?

“Lord Liu Xing.” The Elder bowed and handed Qin Yu a jade slip. After accepting the jade slip, Qin Yu swept through it with his Soul’s Power and discovered the message that the Gold Punishment Lord left for him… “Liu Xing, as a cultivator of our Gold Punishment Sect, as you’ve managed to reach the fifteen star Emperor level, then I shall inform you that you’ve become a candidate for the next Gold Punishment Lord and are qualified to compete for the position of the next Gold Punishment Lord.” This was the first of the two messages that the Gold Punishment Lord left for Qin Yu. Merely this message had already shocked Qin Yu.

Being a Fifteen star Emperor level would automatically make one a candidate for the next Gold Punishment Lord? Who decided that?

Other than this message, the other one was….”At the same time… your strength has been recognized by the entire Gold Punishment Sect. Thus, the Gold Punishment Sect would like to invite you to take the position of ‘consecrated.’ Of course… you can decline the invitation. Liu Xing, I am not far away from undergoing the Divine Tribulation. I wish that you’ll continue to train hard so that you’ll be able to seize for the position of the next Gold Punishment Lord.”
Qin Yu flipped his hand and retrieved that jade slip.

Qin Yu knew of the strength of the current Gold Punishment Lord, Xing Yuan. He was an eighteen star Emperor level expert. His Divine Tribulation might come at any moment. However, unexpectedly, after three thousand years, he had still not undergone his Divine Tribulation yet.

“The speed in which the Divine Tribulation comes is truly strange. That Hidden Emperor Lin Yin had long since reached level nine Immortal Emperor. After all these years, even the Cyan Emperor had finished his Divine Tribulation and ascended to the Divine Realm, but the Hidden Emperor had yet to even undergo his.”  Qin Yu gasped. “Who knows when this new Gold Punishment Lord will undergo his Divine Tribulation.”
Qin Yu didn’t know.

Although the Cyan Emperor had told everyone that he possessed the strength of a level eight Immortal Emperor, his soul had long since reached completion and condensed into a Golden Soul Pellet. When the Cyan Emperor managed to succeed in his cultivation and no longer suppressed his power…. the Divine Tribulation ascending that fast because of his strength was also a very natural thing. As for ordinary level nine Immortal Emperors, it would usually take them tens of thousands of years before their Divine Tribulation arrives.

“Consecrated?” Qin Yu smiled and then directly walked out the entrance.

All of the cultivators that were standing in circle and watching Qin Yu naturally moved aside and created a path for Qin Yu. However, what Qin Yu did next caused a lot of people to be confused. That was because…
Qin Yu entered into the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Building and even stepped into the Interstellar Conveying Array leading to the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star.

“He’s already a fifteen star Emperor level expert, why is he entering into the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star?” This was something that countless people were puzzled about. However, none of them knew the reason why Qin Yu stepped entered the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star. While the group of people were puzzled, Qin Yu ordered the Elder to start the Conveying Array.

On the Interstellar Conveying Array on the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star, Qin Yu’s figure appeared.

“Might as well accelerate my speed.”
The surface of Qin Yu’s body started emitting Gold Force. As the Gold Force drifted, it seemed to cause a distortion to the surrounding space around Qin Yu. The gravity of the Dark Star had been weakened by over ten times by Qin Yu.

Soon after, with an explosive power, Qin Yu was leaping forward unceasingly. He was traveling like a sharp arrow…. It merely took Qin Yu ten breaths worth of time before reaching the distance of three hundred miles.

“It’s more cool and relaxed here.” Sensing the coldness in his surroundings, Qin Yu had a face filled with smiles. “The other places of the Dark Star is truly too hot. Now that I’ve reached the ninth stage of the Nine Steps Dark Gold Body, I think I should be able to get closer to it now.”
Qin Yu slowly walked toward that jade green liquid cold pond.

At a distance three hundred meters from the cold pond.

Currently, Qin Yu’s muscles and bones were comparable to a High Quality Divine Artifact. Thus, the temperature of the green liquid cold pond at a distance of three hundred meters no longer had much effect on him. Qin Yu continued onward… when Qin Yu reached a distance ten meters away from the cold pond, he started to feel numb from the cold.

“Seems like this Unitary Heavy Water will be mine.” Qin Yu was filled with confidence.

Although his body was somewhat numb from the cold, it had yet to reach the point where his Life Elemental Energy would step in and recover it. Qin Yu continued onward…. When he was five meters away from the cold pond, his surroundings were filled with fog. That was the the Ice Soul Cold Air.

Qin Yu had started feeling as if his body was about to be unable to resist it anymore.

“Five meters, I should be able to absorb this cold pond now.” Qin Yu tried to absorb the Unitary Heavy Water cold pond into the Jiang Lan’s Realm. However, no matter how hard he tried, that cold pond did not move at all.

Usually, when Qin Yu absorb people into the Jiang Lan’s Realm, even if they were tens of meters away, as long as they do not refuse it, he would be able to easily absorb them into the Jiang Lan’s Realm.

However this cold pond, although the distance between them was merely five meters, Qin Yu was unexpectedly unable to absorb it. Qin Yu understood that… the harder it was to absorb it, the more exceptional the item within the cold pond would be. Onward, one step, two steps!

At this moment, Qin Yu was merely three meters or so from the cold pond. Qin Yu’s muscles were so frozen that they started to slowly tear. His Life Elemental Energy was rapidly recovering them. Once again, Qin Yu tried to absorb the Unitary Heavy Water with the Jiang Lan’s Realm.

The jade green color Unitary Heavy Water started to sway back and forth. Qin Yu was unable to refrain his joy from showing on his face.

“Come.”  Qin Yu increased the suction power of the Jiang Lan’s Realm. Violently, the jade green colored liquid in the cold pond disappeared. Qin Yu sensed that the jade green liquid, the Unitary Heavy Water, had appeared in the Jiang Lan’s Realm.

“Success!”  A cheerful expression appeared on Qin Yu’s face. However, Qin Yu did not feel that the temperature in his surrounding had changed. And at this moment, Qin Yu also saw the item located at the bottom of the cold pond. In the bottom of the cold pond was a small puddle of golden liquid. In the middle of the small puddle of golden liquid was a small bead that was radiating a golden light.
Qin Yu frowned. “Although I’ve absorbed the Unitary Heavy Water, the temperature here did not change much. It would seem that the originator that caused the temperature in the surrounding to be this cold was this small amount of golden liquid and that golden bead. Furthermore, when I absorbed the cold pond, I managed to absorb the Unitary Heavy Water but was unable to absorb this golden liquid or that golden bead. It would appear that they are even harder to absorb.”
Qin Yu clenched his teeth. “The preciousness of these items definitely surpasses that of Unitary Heavy Water. Even the Unitary Heavy Water was that hard to absorb. I’ll risk it all.”
“Woosh!”
Qin Yu suddenly rushed forward. Qin Yu covered the distance of three meters in an instant. However, Qin Yu’s body had also rapidly frozen and split open. Qin Yu’s bones had also instantly froze and fractured.

“Come!” At a distance only half a meter from the cold pond, Qin Yu started to control the spatial energy of the Jiang Lan’s Realm.

With extreme difficulty, that final small amount of golden liquid as well as that golden bead were unwillingly absorbed by the Jiang Lan’s Realm. Qin Yu, on the other hand, had fallen on the ground to the side.

“So close.” Qin Yu inhaled a mouthful of cold air.

In that instant from earlier, ninety percent of his muscles were frozen to death. Even for his bones, seventy percent of them were fractured. The might of this golden bead and the golden liquid was something that one can well imagine. And this was merely from approaching them. Had he touched them, then the result would be something that one would know just by imagining it. 
The green Life Elemental Energy instantly poured into the fractured bones and dead muscles. Qin Yu’s body had recovered to the a perfect condition.

Having lost the cold pond, the temperature in the surroundings started to rise rapidly. As for Qin Yu, he disappeared from the Dark Star and entered the Jiang Lan’s Realm.

First layer space of the Jiang Lan’s Realm.

Qin Yu had already created a small region to store the pond of Unitary Heavy Water as well as the small amount of golden liquid and the golden bead. Even through using his control of the Jiang Lan’s Realm, Qin Yu was still only able to see the outward appearance of the golden bead.

Having returned to the Jiang Lan’s Realm, Qin Yu planned to use his Soul’s Power to cover that golden bead and carefully inspect it. Qin Yu’s Soul’s Power penetrated through the golden liquid and proceed to touch the golden bead. However, when Qin Yu’s Soul’s Power had just touched that golden bead….

“Sss!”
A icy-coldness instantly froze Qin Yu’s Soul Power. Following Qin Yu’s Soul Power, it instantly reached into Qin Yu’s Golden Soul Pellet. That coldness had covered Qin Yu’s soul entirely.

The freezing of the soul!

Instantly, Qin Yu grew completely lifeless.

At the moment when Qin Yu’s soul was frozen, the Meteoric Tear that had fused with Qin Yu’s soul and had turned a size smaller suddenly burst forth a green radiance. Like the spring wind and rain, the coldness was instantly dispersed.

Chapter 23: The Entrance Of The Bewitching God Temple

Qin Yu’s complexion had turned somewhat pale. Only after a long time did Qin Yu manage to open his mouth and exhale slowly.

“That golden bead is truly dreadful.” Qin Yu’s heart was filled with a lingering fear. “It actually managed to freeze even my soul. Had it not been the Meteoric Tear helping me out at the final moment, then I’d likely have lost my life just then.”
Qin Yu stood in the air. He was staring at the floating golden bead in front of him.

This golden bead had caused Qin Yu to tremble with fear. To not even be able to touch it with his Soul’s Power, this was also the first time for Qin Yu to discover such an item… that could pass through his Soul’s Power and injure his soul!

Against this sort of problem, Qin Yu remembered Wu Lan. Soon after, Qin Yu’s figure disappeared from the sky. When he reappeared, he had already arrived at the second layer space of the Jiang Lan’s Realm. He had arrived at the location where Wu Lan was training.

Wu Lan was quietly sitting there with his legs crossed and his eyes closed.

“Wu Lan.” Qin Yu spoke. Wu Lan slowly opened his eyes. Upon seeing Qin Yu, he displayed a smile and asked. “Qin Yu, for you to come here, is there something you need?”
Qin Yu solemnly nodded his head. “Yes, there’s a matter. I would like to ask… whether or not there are things that even Soul’s Power could not inspect. Upon trying to inspect it, the soul might even be attacked.”
“Things?”  Wu Lan lightly smiled and said. “As long as the thing does not possess a life, there would be no problem in inspecting it with the Soul’s Power. You said that using the Soul’s Power to inspect would cause the soul to suffer an attack? I don’t think that’s likely.” Qin Yu immediately understood it. Likely Wu Lan doesn’t know about those sort of things either.

“Oh…” Qin Yu nodded. “Wu Lan, you can continue training.
I won’t bother you anymore.”
With a movement, Qin Yu’s body disappeared again.

Wu Lan looked at Qin Yu in confusion. He muttered. “Something  that  the  Soul’s  Power  is  unable  to  inspect? Something that would directly attack the soul through the Soul’s Power?” After pondering over it for a long time, Wu Lan gave up and started training again.

Blazing hot surface. Astonishing gravity.

Qin Yu had returned to the surface of the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star. As to what exactly that golden bead was, Qin Yu was currently at a loss. After all, even Wu Lan appeared to not have heard about a treasure like it before. 
However Qin Yu understood that the small puddle of golden liquid possessed an even more astonishing coldness than the Unitary Heavy Water. That is to say… the golden liquid that surrounded the golden bead was even more precious than the Unitary Heavy Water. As for the golden bead…
Qin Yu estimated that he would only discover what it was after he descended to the Divine Realm.

“Mn, I’ll temporarily leave the golden bead here and study it later. For now…  I shall go to the Bewitching God Temple.” Rapidly, Qin Yu started to proceed toward the Interstellar Conveying Array. In a short moment… Qin Yu had arrived by the Interstellar Conveying Array.

Trial Sacred Planet. On the first floor’s lounge of the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Building. The Interstellar Conveying Array started shining and attracted quite a few people. A moment later, Qin Yu appeared from it. This immediately caused all the surrounding people to be confused once again. Not long ago, Qin Yu, an expert who was awarded the fifteen star Emperor level title plate, had entered into the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star and caused confusion to a lot of people. In merely a short period of time, Qin Yu had came back from the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star. The
surrounding people were unable to refrain from being confused.

“Lord Liu Xing.” Elder Zhi Qiao said respectfully. As for Qin Yu, he merely casually nodded his head and then quickly left while being watched by a bunch of confused people.

After leaving the Trial Sacred Planet, Qin Yu started to rapidly proceed toward the location of the Bewitching God Temple in accordance to the Interstellar Map given to him by Wen Feng. Currently, Qin Yu’s Greater Teleportation possessed an even more frightening range. The range was now more than ten times compared to before. It was more than sufficient to pass through an entire star field.

After merely a couple Greater Teleportations. Qin Yu had arrived near the Bewitching God Temple. When Qin Yu reached a distance of a galaxy away from the Bewitching God Temple, he no longer dared to use Greater Teleportation again. That was because there were a large number of spatial cracks in the nearby vicinity of the Bewitching God Temple. Those spatial cracks of astonishing length had caused the space surrounding the Bewitching God Temple to become unstable.

After spending some Elemental Spirit Stones, Qin Yu was transferred to the planet closest to the Bewitching God Temple.

This planet that was closest to the Bewitching God Temple was called the ‘Dragon Arrow Star.’
Upon arriving on the Dragon Arrow Star, Qin Yu was able to sense that the entire space of the Dragon Arrow Star appeared to be be shaking like having an earthquake. Furthermore, Qin Yu discovered something…. there were barely any people on the Dragon Arrow Star, it was a pitiful number of ten people.

That’s right, there were only ten people on the entire planet. 
Currently, Qin Yu’s Soul’s Power could be considered as Divine Awareness. Using his Divine Awareness, he searched the entire planet and was unable to help himself from becoming confused. “What’s with the experts of the Dark Star Realm? Could it be that none of them want the items in the Bewitching God Temple?”
Qin Yu knew that in the Demon Realm, because of the Bewitching God Temple, it had even caused the planets close to the Bewitching God Temple to be known as the Chaotic Star Field. The reason why it was ‘chaotic’ was precisely because of the Bewitching God Temple. However, on the Dark Star Realm’s side, there appeared to be no one here.

There were only two Interstellar Conveying Arrays on the Dragon Arrow Star. One receiving and one transporting,

“Your Lordship, what brings you to the Dragon Arrow Star?” The person managing the Interstellar Conveying Array looked to Qin Yu and asked, Qin Yu asked. “Mn, what’s happening? There doesn’t seem to be a lot of people on the Dragon Arrow Star. Could it be that there are not many people going to the Bewitching God Temple?”
The man in charge of the Interstellar Conveying Array shook his head and laughed. “Your Lordship, why would the experts from our Dark Star Realm want to go to the Bewitching God Temple? Furthermore, how many among us would be able to open the entrance of the Bewitching God Temple?”
“The  entrance  of  the  Bewitching  God  Temple  cannot  be opened?” Qin Yu was slightly shocked.
The man explained. “Your Lordship, it’s not that it’s the entrance cannot be opened but rather that there are not many people who are capable of opening it. Thus, over time, the number of people proceeding toward the Bewitching God Temple grew fewer and fewer. However, every hundred thousand years, a large group of experts from all over the Dark Star Realm would all proceed into it together.”
Qin Yu understood it now. 
“It would seem that the entrance on the side of the Dark Star Realm has also been sealed. Hopefully this seal is not as astonishing as the Eight-Nine Space Sealing Array.” Qin Yu’s figure turned into a ray of light and shot toward the sky.

Of the two great entrances to the Bewitching God Temple, Qin Yu had already tried the one in the Demon Realm. At that time, he had joined hands with Hou Fei, Hei Yu, Wu Lan, Ye Qu and Ao Wuxu, but was still unable to open it. Although his strength had increased greatly, Qin Yu was still not certain of being able to open it.

Qin Yu was rapidly flying in the cosmic space.

Right away, Qin Yu saw a several thousand miles wide and a boundless length enormous spatial tear. That spatial tear was unceasingly restoring and ripping apart…. causing the space to fluctuate the entire time.

Because of this tear, it was very easy for Qin Yu to find the Bewitching God Temple. All he had to do was fly at a parallel line with the spatial tear and find the place where it originated from, in order to find the Bewitching God Temple.

An enormous spheroid was floating in the cosmic space. This spheroid was much greater than ordinary stars. The exterior of the planet was composed of the golden Cosmic Fragmentary Golden Stream and a large amount of a different kind of black speck.

The entrance in the Demon Realm was located on the half with the Cosmic Fragmentary Golden Stream.

As for the entrance in the Dark Star Realm, it was located on the side of the black specks.

“This black speck, it’s strength is no weaker than the Cosmic Fragmentary Golden Stream.” Qin Yu discovered that when he flew very close to those black specks, his body unexpectedly had a pricking pain.

With how tough and durable Qin Yu’s current body was, to be able to sense a pricking pain just from getting closer; the might of these black specks was imaginable.

Qin Yu’s Divine Awareness was able to clearly detect that there were human auras on the side of the black specks. The location with human aura was precisely the entrance in the Dark Star Realm. At once, Qin Yu started to rapidly fly over there.

“Stop.” The white haired old man beside the entrance shouted at Qin Yu.

Immediately, Qin Yu took out his fifteen star Emperor level title plate. He said. “I am Liu Xing. Let me into the Bewitching God Temple.” Qin Yu knew, that in the Dark Star Realm, one’s strength and status was very important.

Upon seeing that Qin Yu was a fifteen star Emperor level expert, that white haired old man immediately said respectfully.  “The  Elder  in  charge  of  the  entrance  of  the Bewitching God Temple, Lian Fan pays his respect to Lord Liu Xing.” “Elder in charge of the entrance?”  Qin Yu’s brows creased. His gaze was shot toward that circular tunnel entrance with a diameter of around ten meters. At this moment, there was an energy circulating around the entrance that caused Qin Yu to be worried. “Open this entrance for me.”
That Elder in charge of the entrance of the Bewitching God Temple, Lian Fan, immediately replied helplessly. “Lord Liu Xing, I am merely here to supervise the entrance. How would I be able to open the entrance? Could it be that Your Lordship doesn’t know that it was sealed by the Three Great Sovereigns through using their Inherited Treasures? Only through gaining the consent from the Three Great Sovereigns would one be able to open the entrance.”
“Three Great Sovereigns?” Qin Yu was slightly startled.

“It’s grown troublesome.” Qin Yu frowned. He did not expect for the Bewitching God Temple’s entrance on the Dark Star Realm’s side to be this troublesome to enter. He had originally thought that he merely needed to become an expert of the Dark Star Realm in order to enter it. “What if I break through this seal?” Qin Yu asked.

Lian Fan laughed and said. “Lord Liu Xing, the Three Great Sovereigns from back then had once said that… If anyone were to be able to break through the seal, then feel free to break through it. The Three Great Sovereigns would definitely not look into it. Instead, they would reward that person.”
Qin Yu nodded. His gaze once again fell on that seal on the entrance.

For the Three Great Sovereigns that set up the seal from back then to be this confident, the seal was obviously very extraordinary. Qin Yu had already sensed the oppressive sensation that the energy from the seal was giving him.

“Move aside.” Qin Yu said indifferently to Elder Lian Fan.

“Yes, Lord Liu Xing.”  Elder Lian Fan happily flew to a far away location. Being in charge of looking after the entrance, Lian Fan would usually only train. It was truly boring. For this Lord Liu Xing in front of him to want to try to break open the seal, he naturally grew cheerful and decided to watch.

The Gold Force on the surface of Qin Yu’s body started to fill the air.

Like a water ripple, the space several tens of meters around Qin Yu started to twist. Seeing this scene, that Elder Lian Fan’s eyes were wide open. “What kind of technique is this Lord Liu Xing using?”
Qin Yu’s stared at that seal in front of him.

The Black Hole in Qin Yu’s dantian started to rotate in the opposing direction. A dark golden colored Origin Energy was accelerated by the Black Hole and reached a frightening speed instantly.

Qin Yu extended his index finger. He pointed to the entrance and shouted…. “Break!”
A sharp energy ray was suddenly shot out from the tip of Qin Yu’s index finger. Wherever the finger ray passed, faint spatial cracks  would  appear…  with  a  ‘Bang!”  the  finger  ray  firmly landed on the seal.

A finger ray containing the strongest spatial comprehension that Qin Yu had, created through the strongest Origin Energy that Qin Yu possessed and sped up to the extreme by Qin Yu’s Black Hole!

With this strike, even if what stood in front of it were three Top Quality Divine Artifacts, Qin Yu was confident that he’d be able to penetrate through them.

“Buzz~~” Ripples appeared from the seal. At the same time, a special kind of sound was heard. A soul oppressive feeling was actually spreading about from the seal. It had caused Qin Yu to be stunned for a moment.

Failure! 
“Sure enough, one cannot look down upon the Three Great Sovereigns of the Dark Star Realm.” Qin Yu turned around and looked to that Elder Lian Fan. At this moment, Lian Fan was all excited and had flew over. “Lord Liu Xing, you’re actually able to shake up the seal and cause it to fluctuate?”
“What, is that strange?” Qin Yu said indifferently.

That Lian Fan promptly said. “Lord Liu Xing, this seal was created by the Three Great Sovereigns through the use of the Three Great Inherited Treasures. Even if one of the Three Great Sovereigns were present, they would at most cause the seal to fluctuate. And without an Inherited Treasure, a seventeen star Emperor level expert from back then, with his strike with all his power, it did not cause the slightest reaction to the seal.”
“Lord Liu Xing, may I know how many star Emperor level you are?” Lian Fan was extremely respectful. At this moment, he didn’t believe in the fifteen star Emperor level title plate at all. Qin Yu’s strike… had already displayed a strength comparable to the Three Great Sovereigns. 
However, Lian Fan didn’t know that.

There are both strong and weak fluctuations of the seal. Although the Three Great Sovereigns and Qin Yu were all able to make the seal fluctuate, the strength of the Gold Punishment Lord was a bit greater than the Black Flame Lord and the White Profound Lord. Thus, the Gold Punishment Lord was able to make the fluctuation’s width to be a bit bigger. As for comparing the Gold Punishment Lord and Qin Yu, which one of them was stronger? It was very hard to tell without comparison.

“How many star Emperor level I am? I’m about to ascend to the Divine Realm.” Qin Yu said indifferently.

Currently, merely by comparing his soul, Qin Yu was already a bit stronger than some of the weaker Deities. Thus, he was qualified to say these words.

Upon hearing those words, Lian Fan immediately understood. To possess such strength without an Inherited Treasure, it was something that no one had heard about before. Thus, it was natural for Qin Yu to be someone who was about to ascend to the Divine Realm.

“Lian Fan, remember, do not spread the news of my strength. Understand?” Qin Yu’s voice grew cold.

“Your Lordship, please rest assured. I will definitely not tell others about it.” Lian Fan’s heart was pounding. How would he dare resist the orders of someone who was as powerful the Three Great Sovereigns?

Qin Yu nodded. He continued to ask. “Lian Fan, do you know what I must do in order to break the seal and enter into the Bewitching God Temple?”
“This Lord Liu Xing ought to be a super expert who’s been training for his entire life. He seems to not know about a lot of matters.”   Lian  Fan  thought  in  his  heart.  He  then  said respectfully. “Lord Liu Xing, entering the Bewitching God Temple is not a hard matter either. Your Lordship merely needs to go to the Three Great Sovereigns and obtain their permission and the passage title plate refined by the three of them.”
“Passage  title  plate?”  The  corner  of  Qin  Yu’s  mouth  was slightly raised. “It would seem that I will have to go to that consecration.”

Chapter 24: Gold Punishment Lord Xing Yuan

The Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm was immensely boundless. Among the powers within it, the most mysterious one, the Dark Star Realm, was divided into three great sects. The three great sects were headed by the Gold Punishment Sect. The Gold Punishment Star was the Sacred Planet of the Gold Punishment Sect. It was also one of the Three Great Sacred Planets of the Dark Star Realm.

Gold Punishment Star.

There was only a single super enormous city on the entire Gold Punishment Star. A large number of experts lived in this city. The main road of the city was enormous and wrapped around the entire city. On the edge of the road were numerous buildings of all sizes and shapes.

There were places where one can spar with others, places to relax, restaurants to dine and drink at… the liveliness of the Gold Punishment Star was comparable to the top notch planets of the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. 
Lots of people traveled about the street. Qin Yu, who was dressed in a black gown, was one of them.

Quietly walking on the street, Qin Yu’s footsteps appeared to be slow-moving. However, in merely a couple steps, he had reached the end of the street. Immediately after, he turned and continued walking… Qin Yu’s target was… the Sacred Mountain.

At the center of this Gold Punishment Star’s city, was a mountain of ten thousand fathoms. This enormous mountain stood in the middle of the city. On the summit of the mountain was the location of the headquarters of the Gold Punishment Sect. In there gathered the high level experts of the Gold Punishment Sect, including the leader of the Dark Star Realm’s Three Great Sovereigns… the Gold Punishment Lord. He too lived there.

This Sacred Mountain of ten thousand fathoms occupied an extremely large area. The cultivators within the city were all very aware of the Sacred Mountain and stayed far from it. The sacred land of the Sacred Mountain, ordinary people were not allowed to enter it. 
As for Qin Yu, he had just arrived at the foot of the Sacred Mountain.

“A mountain within the city, imposing indeed.” The corners of Qin Yu’s mouth were slightly raised. He then proceed to walk toward the path leading to the Sacred Mountain.

The foot of the Sacred Mountain was guarded. When the guards saw Qin Yu, they shouted at him. “This is the Sacred Mountain, outsiders are not allowed entrance.”
Qin Yu did not bother to talk rubbish with them. He directly took out his fifteen star Emperor level title plate. Upon seeing the title plate, the guards immediately grew respectful. “Lord Liu Xing. The Great Elder has already given the order to let Lord Liu Xing pass should he come.”
“You know that I am Liu Xing?” Qin Yu was slightly puzzled. That guard said respectfully. “Currently, the only cultivators of the Gold Punishment Sect that have been granted a fifteen star Emperor level title plate are Lord Liu Xing and Lord Wen Feng. I know who Lord Wen Feng is. As Your Lordship was able to take out the fifteen star Emperor level title plate, Your Lordship is naturally Lord Liu Xing.”
Qin Yu was unable to refrain from laughing.

So it turned out that the experts of the Gold Punishment Sect, only he and Wen Feng were granted a fifteen star Emperor level title plate.

Stepping onto the flight of steps, Qin Yu proceed onward up the mountain.

Qin Yu did not fly or run. Instead, he merely slowly walked up the steps toward the top of the mountain. He was observing the Sacred Mountain as he walked. The mountain road of the Sacred Mountain was very complicated. It shuttled through forests, rivers, and even the mountain itself. The Sacred Mountain occupied an area of several hundred miles. Many of the ancient trees on the mountain were over a kilometer tall. Their trunks were so wide that it would take several tens of people holding hands in order to hug it. There were also some animals and plants residing in the mountain. Merely, Qin Yu was unable to tell what sort of animals they were. They were vastly different from the animals of the Purple Mystic Star.

Qin Yu suddenly saw a ray of light shooting toward him from the sky. Only when this ray of light descended did he manage to see the figure of the person. It was precisely the Great Captain of the Enforcers, Wen Feng. Wen Feng currently had a smile on his face.

“Liu Xing, you’re still here? The Great Elder and I received the transmission from the guards down below and have been waiting for you outside the main hall of the sect. However, after a long time of waiting, you still didn’t arrive. Even when using the Soul’s Power to search, we were unable to find you. Thus, I started flying downwards, following the mountain path. Never would I have expected that you’d only walked such a short distance in such a long period of time.” Said Wen Feng in a slightly annoyed tone. Qin Yu was unable to help himself from smiling. “Wen Feng, I didn’t know that you all were waiting for me. Furthermore, when I was walking up the mountain, I’ve discovered at the scenery of the mountain was pretty good. Thus, I started to appreciate the scenery as I walked. I am truly sorry about that.”
“Fortunately I came down to find you. Had we listened to the Great Elder and continued to wait, then with your speed… we’d truly have to wait till the sun sets before you reach the summit.”  Wen Feng said with a smile. “Come, stop checking out the mountain. You’ll have all the time in the future to do it.”
Qin  Yu  nodded.  “Then  I’ll  follow  you  and  go  up  there quickly.”
Qin Yu and Wen Feng both turned into two rays of light. They shot over two curves and directly arrived on the top of the mountain.

Qin Yu and Wen Feng descended down on the summit. In front of them was a grassy open area. There were quite many cultivators training on the open area. Below the open area was a majestic palace. That palace gave off a very imposing aura. It was worthy of being the Gold Punishment Sect’s headquarters.

“This  is  the  Grass  Plain,  it  is  the  place  where  the  inner disciples of the Gold Punishment Sect frequently train and spar. The palace in the back is the front palace of the Gold Punishment Sect. The main palace is located behind the front palace.” Said Wen Feng as he pointed to the palace.

Qin Yu nodded. However, he was filled with shock in his heart. He had thought that the palace in front of him was the main palace. Never had he expected that it was merely the front palace.

“The scenery of the Sacred Mountain is pretty good. There are seventeen summits with heights about the same level. The buildings on those summits all possess distinguishing features.” Qin Yu looked to the surroundings. The summit that the main palace of the Gold Punishment Sect was located on was not the tallest one. Instead, it was one of the shorter ones amongst the eighteen mountains. Wen Feng also looked to the surrounding seventeen summits. He smiled and said. “Of the seventeen summits in the surroundings, the buildings on seven of them are side palaces. They are all private residences. The other ten buildings are buildings that the Gold Punishment Sect possesses collectively.”
Qin Yu nodded.

“Those side palaces on the seven summits were respectively the residences of His Majesty the Gold Punishment Lord, the Three Vice Sect Masters, the Great Elder, the Guard Elder and I,  the  Great  Captain  of  the  Enforcers.”  Wen  Feng’s  words allowed Qin Yu to come to an understanding.

These seven summits belonged to the seven major big shots of the Gold Punishment Sect.

Wen Feng smiled and said. “Liu Xing, this time, in your consecration, the sect will most definitely also provide you with a side palace. After all, of the ten other summits, only two of the buildings on them are in use. The other eight buildings were all residential side palaces that the former Gold Punishment Lords have left behind. Their purpose was only to commemorate the former Gold Punishment Lords.”
Qin Yu shook his head, smiled and said. “There is no need, I am fine with any casual residence.”
“That won’t do.” Wen Feng immediately shook his head and said. “Liu Xing, it would seem that you still do not know of the meaning behind being granted the ‘Consecrated’ position. Throughout history… all the experts of the Gold Punishment Sect that have reached fifteen star Emperor level were all qualified to compete for the title of the Lord. Likewise, another rule stated that if there were no special position to be granted to the fifteen star Emperor level expert, then he shall be granted the position ‘Consecrated.’ The status of the ‘Consecrated’ is the same as that of the vice sect master…. merely, he would not have many things to take care of.”
“So that’s how it is.” Qin Yu asked. “Why is it that there are only vice sect masters in the Gold Punishment Sect and no sect master? Could it be… that the Gold Punishment Lord is the sect master?” This was merely Qin Yu’s guess. After all, the sect master of the Gold Punishment Sect ought to be the position with the utmost supreme position. If such a person were to exist, then what would the position of the Gold Punishment Lord be?

“That’s right. Wen Feng nodded and said with a smile. “The Gold Punishment Lord is in fact the sect master. There are three vice sect masters… that was done for the purpose of better administering all of the Origin Movement Planets.”
“Wen Feng.”  A red haired old man walked over from the green lawn in front of them. “Here I stood waiting over there yet you started chatting with Liu Xing.”
“Ah, my apologies, Great Elder.” Wen Feng said with a smile. Immediately after, he turned to Qin Yu and said. “Liu Xing, this is the Great Elder, Fu Lan. Great Elder Fu Lan is in charge of a lot of things. To simplify it… he’s in charge of the information.”
Great Elder Fu Lan felt a bit helpless. Promptly, he turned to Qin Yu and said while beaming with smiles. “Liu Xing, I am called Fu Lan. You can call me Fu Lan.” (ED note: And i’m Robin, you can call me Robin.)

“Great  Elder  Fu  Lan,  nice  to  meet  you.”  Qin  Yu  slightly nodded.

“Consecrated Liu Xing, the fact that you are willing to come to the Sacred Mountain and receive the position of the Consecrated, makes me very happy. However, it would appear that His Majesty would be distressed, because… he would have to arrange the construction of your residence, Consecrated Liu Xing.” Great Elder Fu Lan said while laughing.

Qin Yu shook his head. He did not wish to speak about this anymore.

“Great Elder Fu Lan, may I know if it’s possible for you to arrange a meeting between His Majesty and I?” Qin Yu directly got to the point. He came to the Sacred Mountain to take upon the position of ‘Consecrated?’ Of course not. He did all this just for that passage title plate. Great Elder Fu Lan nodded and said. “Of course, in fact, you’ll be able to meet His Majesty right away.”
“In that case, please bring me over.” Qin Yu did not wish to waste any time.

Great Elder Fu Lian turned to Wen Feng. While smiling and laughing, he said. “Wen Feng, look, Liu Xing is already anxious to meet His Majesty to receive his position as the Consecrated.” Wen Feng also nodded and looked to Qin Yu.

In order for Qin Yu to truly receive the position of ‘Consecrated,’ he must first obtain the official imperial order from the Gold Punishment Lord.

Currently, Qin Yu was still not a Consecrated.

“I want to meet His Majesty because of an important matter.” Qin Yu explained. “Great Elder Fu Lian, please help lead the way for me.” Great Elder Fu Lian did not bother to say anymore. He nodded and said. “Follow me, presently, His Majesty is inside the conference hall.”  As he said those words, Great Elder Fu Lan started walking in the front.

As for Qin Yu, he started following Great Elder Fu Lian with Wen Feng.

“Liu Xing, what exactly do you plan to do?” Wen Feng asked.

In Wen Feng’s mind, Qin Yu was an Interstellar Cultivator. Although his strength was extremely deep and unfathomable, he still did not seek for reputation. Thus, he did not believe that Qin Yu came for the position of the Consecrated. There must definitely be another important matter for him to come.

“I wish to enter the Bewitching God Temple.” Qin Yu directly said  his  reason  for  coming.  “Merely,  I  do  not  possess  the passage title plate.”
“You want to enter the Bewitching God Temple? Now?” Wen Feng opened his eyes wide. 
“What? Is there something strange about it?”  Said Qin Yu while smiling.

Puzzled, Wen Feng said. “Although there are a lot of Divine Artifacts in the Bewitching God Temple, but with your current prowess, I suspect that only High Quality Divine Artifacts would be of use to you. However, finding a High Quality Divine Artifact in the Bewitching God Temple is an extremely difficult task.”
Wen Feng still thougt that Qin Yu was a fifteen star Emperor level expert. He didn’t know that Qin Yu’s body had reached seventeen star Emperor level now. Even if he managed to obtain a High Quality Divine Artifact, it would also be barely useful. Furthermore, with Qin Yu’s current comprehension toward the spatial laws, the High Quality Divine Artifacts have been rendered useless.

“The external barrier of the Bewitching God Temple is the Divine Barrier. It is extremely powerful. Liu Xing, it’s better for you to not go in there.” Wen Feng advised. Qin Yu smiled and shook his head.

How could Wen Feng possibly know that Qin Yu possessed the Bewitching God Painting? Furthermore, Qin Yu didn’t care for the Divine Artifacts located on the external parts of the Bewitching God Temple. What he truly had his eyes on was the inner palace of the Bewitching God Temple, the true core of the Bewitching God Temple.

Qin Yu had seen the prowess of the Cyan Emperor. The Cyan Emperor was so powerful that even the current Qin Yu does not possess absolute certainty in handling him. After all, even the Peng Demon Emperor could not move in the slightest in front of the Cyan Emperor. The power that the Cyan Emperor possessed was unquestionable. The reason why the Cyan Emperor was so powerful was precisely because of the treasure he obtained in the Bewitching God Temple. According to Qin Yu’s estimation… the Cyan Emperor might’ve luckily obtained a treasure that had been leaked through the inner palace of the Bewitching God Temple.

Qin Yu was determined to possess the inner palace of the Bewitching God Temple. “Sigh,  forget  about  it.  I  won’t  try  to  urge  you  to  not  go anymore. However, entering the Bewitching God Temple is not a simple matter. With merely the passage title plate, one must obtain the permission from all three sovereigns.”  Said Wen Feng.

Upon hearing ‘obtain the permission from all three sovereigns,’ Qin Yu’s brows started to crease.

This was indeed what caused Qin Yu a headache.

And at this moment, after being led by Great Elder Fu Lan, Qin Yu and Wen Feng had already walked a long distance. The three of them had already passed by the front palace and the main palace. At this moment, the three of them had arrived outside an ordinary courtyard mansion.

“Liu Xing, here is the conference hall. His Majesty and them ought to be inside.” Said Great Elder Fu Lan with a smile.

Qin Yu nodded. Just at the moment when Great Elder Fu Lan proceed to open the doors, the doors opened by itself. After the doors opened, a man walked out from inside. It was a plump and short middle aged man. This short middle aged man looked to Qin Yu. “This ought to be Liu Xing right?”
Qin Yu nodded. However, he had instantly spread his Divine Awareness to check the strength of the person in front of him… twelve star Emperor level expert.

Wen Feng said to Qin Yu. “Liu Xing, this is one of our Gold Punishment Sect’s three vice sect masters, Vice Sect Master Kou Feng. Vice Sect Master Kou Feng has been a vice sect master for a very long time. Currently, majority of the matters within the sect is under the administration of Vice Sect Master Kou Feng.”
“Vice Sect Master Kou Feng.” Qin Yu slightly bowed.

“Come,  His  Majesty  is  waiting  inside.”  An  amiable  smile appeared on Kou Feng’s fat face. He grabbed Qin Yu’s hand and proceed to pull him inside. Qin Yu however slightly frowned. He was not used to being held hand by others. Especially if the person was a man. 
Qin Yu slightly moved his hand and pulled it back. This was actually merely a small trick that Qin Yu used through his comprehension of the spatial laws.

“Eh?” Startled, Kou Feng turned around and looked at Qin Yu. He did not sense that Qin Yu had used any strength at all but Qin Yu’s hand had already slipped out from his hand. Kou Feng did not believe that he had a loose grip on Qin Yu’s hand.

“This  Liu  Xing  is  extraordinary!  “  Thought  Kou  Feng  to himself.

Soon after, Kou Feng continued to proceed while smiling. After crossing through the front courtyard, the four of them stepped into a relatively spacious and empty great hall. At this moment, there were four people inside the great hall. Only one amongst them sat on the master’s seat. Without a doubt, this man was definitely the person with the highest status in the entire Dark Star Realm, the leader of the Three Great Sovereigns… Gold Punishment Lord! Qin Yu entered into the great hall. The four people inside the great hall all looked to Qin Yu.

As for Qin Yu, he also looked to the Gold Punishment Lord. Contained within Qin Yu’s eyes was not reverence. Instead, he merely exchanged gazes with the Gold Punishment Lord tranquilly.

“Humph!” A cold humph sounded in the main hall.

Chapter 25: The Original Residents

Hearing the humph sound, Qin Yu turned around to look at the origin of the sound. The person who had humped earlier was a cold looking middle aged man. His ice-cold gaze contained vicious fierceness within them.

“What a fierce man.” Qin Yu still had a tranquil smile on his face.

The man in front of him possessed fairly decent strength. He was a seventeen star Emperor. Only comparing their bodies, that man was at the same level as Qin Yu. Unfortunately… if they were to really fight, Qin Yu was absolutely confident that he could take care of him in a single hit.

“Liu Xing, this is Vice Sect Master Liu Lan. Vice Sect Master Liu Lan is already at the seventeen star Emperor level. He is the second strongest expert in our Gold Punishment Sect.”  Great Elder Fu Lan immediately said to Qin Yu. “Next to Vice Sect Master Liu Lan is Vice Sect Master Bao Yu. As for the final one of the Three Great Vice Sect Masters, you’ve already met him. He’s Vice Sect Master Kou Feng. As for this person, he is our Gold Punishment Sect’s prestigious Guard Elder.” In the middle of the great all, Gold Punishment Lord Xing Yuan was seated on the master seat.

To the right of the Gold Punishment Lord’s seat were three seats. There sat the Vice Sect Masters Liu Lan and Bao Yu. The last seat was empty. Qin Yu suspected that it should be the seat for that Vice Sect Master Kou Feng.

To the left of the Gold Punishment Lord’s seat were four seats. Only the Guard Elder sat on the first one. The other three were all empty. Qin Yu knew that those ought to be the seats of Wen Feng, Great Elder and himself.

Qin Yu merely slightly bowed. He indifferently said. “Liu Xing pays his respects to Vice Sect Master Liu Lan, Vice Sect Master Bao Yu and the Guard Elder.”
Immediately after, Qin Yu stopped looking at Liu Lan. Instead, he turned to the Gold Punishment Lord Xing Yuan and slightly bowed. “Liu Xing pays his respects to Your Majesty.” Qin Yu’s appearance, expression as well as his words have all displayed his proud and aloof personality.

Originally, when people see the Gold Punishment Lord, they would bow completely and say “Baijian (kowtow and pay one’s respect to) Your Majesty.”  Qin Yu, however, merely slightly bowed and said ‘Pays his respects.’ The difference between the two was immensely great.

[TL: Okay, this is pretty hard to translate. What Qin Yu did was that he said basically said ‘I, Liu Xing, saw Your Majesty.’ This basically means paying one’s respect. However, the Baijian version would be: ‘I, Liu Xing, kowtowed and saw Your Majesty.’ See the difference? Essentially, both of them were very respectful but the second version made one more of a subordinate.]

“Consecrated Liu Xing seems to be a bit arrogant.”  Sneered that Vice Sect Master Liu Lan.

Qin Yu however ignored that Vice Sect Master Liu Lan. Vice Sect Master Liu Lan’s expression immediately changed. This Liu Xing actually ignored his existence. How would he not get angry? Back then, Liu Lan had wanted to become the Gold Punishment Lord. However, he was merely a bit weaker than Xing Yuan and thus ended up with the position of Vice Sect Master. Other than Xing Yuan, he had never showed any respect to anyone.

“Liu Lan, Liu Xing’s temperament might be a bit proud and aloof. You shouldn’t mind too much about it.” Gold Punishment Lord Xing Yuan spoke.

Liu Lan coldly cast a side-eye glance to Qin Yu and then stopped talking.

Qin Yu did not care about that Liu Lan at all. He knew that… this Liu Lan does not affect him much.

“Liu Xing, I am very glad that you’ve come to the Sacred Mountain. Originally, I had thought that you’d continue training and ignore the position of Consecrated.”  Xing Yuan said with a light smile. 
That Xing Yuan possessed a very sharp facial appearance. Even though he had just been sitting there, he was giving off the imposingness of Mount Tai, causing one to not dare to be the slightest contemptuous toward him.

“Your Majesty, Liu Xing has come to the Sacred Mountain to accept the position of Consecrated. However, the main reason why he wanted to come to the Sacred Mountain was not merely to accept the Consecrated position.”  Said Wen Feng with a smile. At the same time he looked to Qin Yu. Qin Yu took over from Wen Feng, he nodded and said. “Your Majesty, I came to the Sacred Mountain in hopes that Your Majesty would grant me a passage title plate to the Bewitching God Temple.”
“Bewitching God Temple!”
Liu Lan, Bao Yu and Kou Feng and the rest, including the Gold Punishment Lord himself, were all shocked. Even the Guard Elder who had his eyes closed the entire time also opened his pair of muddle eyes. He took a glance at Qin Yu before closing his eyes again. “Bewitching God Temple, there are indeed Divine Artifacts there, but Liu Xing, with your strength, you shouldn’t need any Divine Artifacts. As for High Quality Divine Artifacts, the possibility of obtaining one is extremely low.” Said Vice Sect Master Bao Yu.

Qin Yu was merely silent.

How could these people possibly know that Qin Yu possessed the Bewitching God Painting?

“Liu Xing, our Three Great Sovereigns of our Dark Star Realm have already determined a rule that the Bewitching God Temple shall be closed all the time ordinarily. Only once every hundred thousand years would we all obtain an opportunity to enter it.” Gold Punishment Lord Xing Yuan frowned as he explained.

Qin Yu frowned.

“How much longer till the next time the entrance of the Bewitching God Temple will be opened?” Qin Yu asked. 
“The last time it was opened was over sixty thousand years ago. For the next time, it’ll take over thirty thousand years more.”Great Elder Fu Lan instead answered Qin Yu’s question.

Over thirty thousand years?

Qin Yu simply cannot wait that long. At once, Qin Yu spoke out. “Your Majesty, I was told that the entrance of the Bewitching God Temple was sealed together by the past Three Great Sovereigns through using their Inherited Treasures. Only through using the passage title plate refined by all Three Great Sovereigns would one be able to open the seal. I wish to obtain the help from Your Majesty to open the seal. I would like to know what I must do in order to have my request agreed?”
Qin Yu’s question had made it clear that he was determined to enter the Bewitching God Temple.

“It is not that I am not willing. As you are the Consecrated of our Gold Punishment Sect, I naturally would agree to help you. Merely… there is no certainty that the Black Flame Lord and the White Profound Lord would agree to help you. Back then, the reason why such a rule was established, sealing the Bewitching God Temple and opening it once every hundred thousand years, was firstly to prevent others not from our Dark Star Realm from forcing their way into it and secondly to make sure the Divine Artifacts in the Dark Star Realm remain in control of our Three Great Sects.” Gold Punishment Lord Xing Yuan explained.

Qin Yu grew slightly relaxed.

“Since your majesty has agreed, why not invite the Black Flame Lord and the White Profound Lord over to have a discussion?” Said Qin Yu sincerely.

Gold Punishment Lord Xing Yuan smiled and nodded. “Good, I shall invite the two of them. Merely, the chance that the two of them would agree to it would be extremely low. You must know that the Black Flame Sect and the White Profound Sect had been in competition with us the entire time.” “For Your Majesty to be able to invite the other two Majesties to come, Liu Xing is already extremely thankful. If we were to be unable to come to an agreement at that time, then I can only renounce my wish to enter into the Bewitching God Temple.” Said Qin Yu while smiling.

“Since you’re prepared to fail, then the matter would be easier to deal with.” The Gold Punishment Lord’s impression of the Liu Xing in front of him grew a lot better.

The Gold Punishment Lord was originally a person with a very good temperament. Everyone who knew Xing Yuan, knew of his good temperament. Even though he had become the Gold Punishment Lord, Xing Yuan still did not have the arrogance of the sovereign.

“Good, let’s not waste any more time. I shall now grant you the  position  of  Consecrated.”   The  Gold  Punishment  Lord suddenly stood up. The few people that had been sitting all stood up following him. At this moment, Qin Yu also gave a well behaved salute.

The etiquette of all the cultivators of the Dark Star Realm. 
A bow with the left fist to the right chest!

“Take it.” The Gold Punishment Lord Xing Yuan placed two items in front of Qin Yu.

“Thank you, Your Majesty.” Qin Yu received the two items.

These two items, one was an imperial order and the other was the title plate of the Consecrated. The imperial order was constructed by a special kind of silk cloth. Its toughness was comparable to that of a Top Quality Immortal Artifact.

“Wen Feng, you are to bring Liu Xing to check out the ‘First Ancient  Palace‘  and  the  ‘Inherited  Palace.’”  Said  the  Gold Punishment Lord with a light smile.

Wen Feng stood up. “Yes, Your Majesty.” The Front Palace, Main Palace and many other palaces, were all located on the main mountain summit of the Sacred Mountain. At the same time, there were also a lot of places where cultivators lived. As for the seventeen summits that surrounded the main summit, seven of them were private residences, eight of them were the residences of previous Gold Punishment Lords. The remaining two were important palaces of the Gold Punishment Sect.

These two palaces were respectively the First Ancient Palace and the Inherited Palace.

First Ancient Palace occupied a very large area. It occupied roughly seventy percent of the summit that it was on. Qin Yu and Wen Feng were currently outside of the First Ancient Palace.

“Halt. Lord Wen Feng, please have that Lordship take out his title  plate.”  Shouted  the  guard  of  the  First  Ancient  Palace coldly.

Qin Yu looked to Wen Feng. Wen Feng explained. “Both the First Ancient Palace and the Inherited Palace are very important places for the Gold Punishment Sect. There are less than ten people in the entire Gold Punishment Sect that are qualified to enter into them. You, as the newly appointed Consecrated, are naturally qualified to enter into it.”
Qin Yu promptly took out his Consecrated title plate.

Upon seeing the title plate, that guard immediately bowed and saluted. “Lord Consecrated, please come in.”
Qin Yu and Wen Feng walked through the gate together and entered the enormous First Ancient Palace. The First Ancient Palace was separated into the front hall and the back great hall. There were a lot of hanging boards in the front hall.

Qin Yu was unable to refrain himself from looking at those hanging boards.

“The third Gold Punishment Lord was called Liu Tian. His place of birth was the Cedar Lotus Star. He reached the first star King level after spending seventy two years. After that, he left the Cedar Lotus Star and started to wander the interstellar space….”
“The eighth Gold Punishment Lord was called Hong. His place of birth was unknown. The amount of time he cultivated was unknown. Killed the sixteen star Emperor level Massacre King, Xue Sheng….”
Written on each board was the biographical notes of a Gold Punishment Lord.

On the front hall, there hung a lot of boards. With a sweep of Qin Yu’s eyes, he saw numerous boards closely packed together. There were definitely no less than ten thousand boards total. Hanging in the front were early generations of Gold Punishment Lords. As Qin Yu and Wen Feng walked toward the back, there were even more boards.

“Wen Feng, exactly how many Gold Punishment Lords have there been?” Qin Yu looked to Wen Feng. Wen Feng smiled and said. “Could it be that you are unable to tell with your Soul’s Power?”
Qin Yu shook his head and smiled. “It’s not that I cannot count them. Rather, it’s because I was able to count the amount that I found it hard to believe. There are over seventy thousand boards here…. from the past till now, there’s already been over seventy thousand Gold Punishment Lords?”
“That’s right. The current Gold Punishment Lord Majesty is already numbered over the seventy thousandth Gold Punishment Lord.” Wen Feng nodded.

Qin Yu continued to ask. “In that case, how long would each generation’s Gold Punishment Lord usually hold their position?”
Wen Feng smiled and shook his head. “That is very hard to say. Some Gold Punishment Lords ascended to their position when they were just a fifteen star Emperor. Someone like that might be a Gold Punishment Lord for several millions of years or several tens of millions of years, before ascending to the Divine Realm. There are some… for example our current Gold Punishment Lord, that took up the position at Eighteen Star Emperor level. Even though they’ve become the Gold Punishment Lord, they’ll also likely ascend to the Divine Realm in several tens of thousands of years or even earlier.”
Qin Yu nodded.

It was hard to tell how long each generation’s Gold Punishment Lord would last. Some were there for an extremely long time and could be several tens of millions of years. Some were there for a short period of time and would be there for less than ten thousand years. However, with over seventy thousand Gold Punishment Lords, even if each person were to be a Gold Punishment Lord for an average of a million years, that would still be over seven hundred billions of years.

Furthermore, Qin Yu suspected that… the average number of years was more than a million years.

“Wen Feng, exactly how long does our Dark Star Realm’s history go back to?” Qin Yu asked. Wen Feng muttered and shook his head. “I’m afraid that no one knows. As far as I know, the history of the Dark Star Realm was separated into two different phases. The first phase was without Inherited Treasures. At that time, the Dark Star Realm was extremely chaotic. People were at war with one another constantly. This lasted until the Inherited Treasures appeared. Only then did the Dark Star Realm enter a peaceful development phase.”
Qin Yu was astonished.

Holy, the amount of years these seventy thousand Gold Punishment Lords represented was merely the years when the Inherited Treasures appeared in the Dark Star Realm. Who knows exactly how long the chaotic period was?

The history of the Dark Star Realm was truly long.

Wen Feng gasped. “The people of our Dark Star Realm were very warlike. Without a powerful enough strength, who amongst us would serve someone? Only when the Three Inherited Treasures appeared did everyone in the Dark Star Realm start serving the holders of the Three Inherited Treasures.”
Qin Yu’s gaze was shot toward the back. Behind the front hall was the back great hall. The dimension of the back great hall was much greater than the front hall. There were numerous sculptures there.

“Over there are the sculptures of every generation of Gold Punishment Lords. Do you wish to go and admire them?” Said Wen Feng with a smile.

“Let it pass, it’s not even the actual person. What is there to admire?” Qin Yu said that and turned around. “Wen Feng, let’s proceed to the Inherited Palace. Oh, that’s right, what’s in the Inherited Palace?”
Wen Feng and Qin Yu walked as they chatted.

“The Inherited Palace is the location where each successive Gold Punishment Lord merges with the Inherited Treasure. For example, after the previous Gold Punishment Lord ascended to the Divine Realm, the Inherited Treasure had remained in the Inherited Palace the entire time. This lasted all the way until His Majesty Xing Yuan appeared. Only then did he fuse with the Inherited Treasure. The person in charge of the Inherited Palace is the Guard Elder.” Wen Feng explained in details.

By the time Wen Feng finished, the two of them had already arrived outside the Inherited Palace.

The Inherited Palace was very simple and unadorned. It was black all over. It gave off an ancient aura. Merely standing outside the Inherited Palace would give one a repressive sensation.

“Liu Xing, Wen Feng, come inside.”  A voice sounded from within the palace.

Qin Yu looked over. On the corner of the palace sat cross- legged a dark and thin old man. It was the Guard Elder. At this moment, the Guard Elder had already stood up and was walking toward Qin Yu and Wen Feng. 
“What is the painting on the wall?” Qin Yu looked to the wall of the Inherited Palace in confusion.

On the walls were rows upon rows of carved pictures. With a sweep of his gaze, Qin Yu discovered that there were a total of ten thousand carved pictures on the wall.

“On the walls are some of the scenes of the people of our Dark Star Realm fighting each other before the appearance of the Inherited Treasures.” Said the Guard Elder.

Qin Yu suddenly looked to a picture amongst the many.

That picture was actually the Interstellar Map of the entire Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. Merely, there were a lot of symbols on this Interstellar Map. It was as if the entire Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm was occupied by the people of the Dark Star Realm. “What’s with this? Where are the people from the Immortal Realm, Devil Realm and the Demon Realm?”  Qin Yu asked curiously.

The  Guard  Elder  had  a  long  sigh.  “After  countless  years, majority of our Dark Star Realm’s descendants have forgotten about it…. the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm was originally called the Dark Star Realm.”
Upon hearing this, Qin Yu was unable to refrain his shock.

What? The entire Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm was originally called the Dark Star Realm?

The Guard Elder closed his eyes and slowly said. “The people of our Dark Star Realm were the original residents of this Cosmic Space. As for those Immortals, Devil and Demons, they are all people who have ascended from the lower realm… merely, there are too many of them that have ascended to our Dark Star Realm. Furthermore, their ability to reproduce and multiply is truly too powerful, greatly surpassing us of the Dark Star Realm.”

Chapter 26: The Gathering Of The Three Great Sovereigns

It was the first time that Qin Yu came to know that the original inhabitants of the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm were actually the people from the Dark Star Realm. The Immortals, Devils and Demons were all people that have ascended from the lower realm and then started to propagate in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm.

It was likely that even the name ‘Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm, was named by people afterwards.

“To ascend from a lower realm to a higher realm is the natural law of the cosmos. It is something that cannot be changed. Thus, the Three Great Sovereigns of our Dark Star Realm from back then decided to step aside and retreat back to a single place to reside on. After all, our Dark Star Realm’s population was tiny to begin with… it was useless for us to occupy so many territories.” The Guard Elder said slowly.

Qin Yu gasped in his heart. If the people from the Dark Star Realm had wanted to really kill those that ascended from the lower realm, then with the strength of those seniors of the Immortal Realm, Devil Realm and Demon Realm, that had just ascended, it would simply have been impossible for them to resist. It was likely that there would be a large number of casualties.

“As those people ascended from the lower realm, the cosmic space restrictions on them was much greater too. It was also a lot harder for them to reach Emperor level…. thus, even though their population is hundreds of millions times greater than ours, the number of Emperor level experts they possessed were much fewer than ours.” The Guard Elder face was filled with confidence.

Wen Feng who stood to the side also nodded. He said. “If we were to truly fight each other, then we merely need to execute the ‘gravitational barrier’ and then fight them at close range. Humph… our people from the Dark Star Realm would definitely be able to surpass them and kill them.”
Qin Yu was able to tell that these people from the Dark Star Realm were very arrogant. However, Qin Yu knew… that although there are more Emperor level experts on the Dark Star Realm, there were still some extremely powerful individuals in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. When compared to the Dark Star Realm, they were not much inferior.

In this great hall, other than the four walls possessing numerous cravings, there was also an enormous altar over a hundred meters wide and long in the middle of the great hall.

“This  is  the  Sacred  Altar.  Whenever  the  position  of  Gold Punishment Lord is unoccupied, the Inherited Treasure will be kept in the Sacred Altar.” Said the Guard Elder tranquilly.

Qin Yu asked puzzled. “Could it be,Guard Elder, that you are not afraid of people harboring unfathomable motives coming to plunder the Inherited Treasure?”
Wen Feng who stood to the side started laughing loudly. “Liu Xing, I suspect that you do not know this. This Sacred Altar contains within it the power of the Inherited Treasure. Forcibly seize it? That is simply an impossible matter.” Qin Yu was unable to refrain from spreading out his Divine Awareness. It covered the entire Sacred Altar.

Sure enough… a very astonishing power was contained within the Sacred Altar. The feeling it gave Qin Yu was very similar to the feeling that the seal on the entrance of the Bewitching God Temple gave Qin Yu.

Even without the Inherited Treasure in the Sacred Altar, it was already giving such a sensation. Once the Inherited Treasure was placed inside, Qin Yu reckoned that its defense would become even more powerful. No wonder Wen Feng said it was impossible to forcibly take it.

“Guard Elder, today I have gained knowledge and experience.”  Qin  Yu  smiled  and  nodded.  “Thus,  I  shall  not bother you anymore. I’ll take my leave first.”
Seeing Qin Yu like this, Wen Feng was a bit confused.
However, he also bid his farewell to the Guard Elder. The Guard Elder nodded.

Qin Yu and Wen Feng left the Inherited Palace.

In Wen Feng’s personal palace.

As one of the eight big shots of the Gold Punishment Sect, his palace also occupied a very wide area. He also possessed many servants. For the time being, Qin Yu had decided to stay here.

“Liu Xing, what exactly are you planning to do, going to the Bewitching God Temple? Is it possible for you to tell me?” Wen Feng asked.

Qin Yu knew that Wen Feng would ask him this question. He had already made up an excuse. With a smile, he said. “Wen Feng, do you know of my true strength?”
“I’m not certain, I think you ought to be a fifteen star Emperor level.” Said Wen Feng uncertainly. Wen Feng’s soul’s level was much inferior to Qin Yu’s. Thus, he was simply unable to see through Qin Yu’s level. Naturally, he was also unable to determine Qin Yu’s level.

“Fifteen  star  Emperor  level?”  Qin  Yu  lightly  smiled  and shook his head.

Wen Feng’s eyes suddenly shined.

It would appear that this Liu Xing was indeed concealing his strength. Wen Feng felt a bit of admiration toward Liu Xing. However, he was also puzzled. What exactly was the true strength of this Liu Xing who stood before him?

“I am seventeen star Emperor level.” Qin Yu said to Wen Feng with a smile.

“Seventeen star Emperor level!” Even though Wen Feng was prepared, he was still greatly shocked. Qin Yu continued. “As for the reason why I want to go to the Bewitching God Temple, it’s precisely because of the treasures within it. My current strength is equivalent to that Vice Sect Master Liu Lan. Yet It would still be a bit hard for me to defeat him and become the next Gold Punishment Lord.”
“Haha…  Liu Xing, you’re certainly as I had expected.”  Wen Feng started laughing. “Liu Xing, I have heard that His Majesty will be undergoing the Divine Tribulation soon. Originally I had thought that… once His Majesty ascends to the Divine Realm, then with Liu Lan’s strength, it would be absolutely certain that he’ll become the next Gold Punishment Lord. However now, it would appear that it is still very hard to tell. I reckon that Liu Lan has no idea that your strength is already at the seventeen star Emperor level.”
Qin Yu nodded.

This was the only explanation Qin Yu could tell others.

“His  Majesty  will  be  undergoing  the  Divine  Tribulation soon?”   Qin  Yu  was  shocked.  He  didn’t  know  about  this information. 
Wen  Feng  nodded  and  smiled.  “That’s  right.  You’ve  just arrived on the Sacred Mountain, how would you know about such hidden matter as this? Furthermore, the matter of His Majesty undergoing the Divine Tribulation was not publicized at all. In these recent days, that Liu Lan has already prepared
to take on the position of the Gold Punishment Lord the moment His Majesty ascends to the Divine Realm.”
Qin Yu was excited.

He decided that it would be pretty good to compete for the position of the Gold Punishment Lord. At the very least, he would be able to experience the strength of one of the Three Great Inherited Treasures of the Dark Star Realm.

“Liu Lan, if he wants to become the next Gold Punishment Lord, he’ll have to pass through me first.”  Qin Yu’s face was filled with confidence.

“Good, Liu Xing, I’ll support you!” Wen Feng patted Qin Yu’s shoulder. He then gasped and said. “Back then, I had wanted to become the Gold Punishment Lord when I reached fifteen star Emperor level. However, His Majesty Xing Yuan appeared. Afterwards, Liu Lan also appeared. His Majesty Xing Yuan was very broad-minded and open, it is one thing for him to become the Gold Punishment Lord. However, someone like Liu Lan…. he’s vicious and arrogant. I do not like him in the slightest.”
A trace of hatred appeared in Wen Feng’s eyes.

“After knowing that His Majesty was about to undergo the Divine Tribulation, that Liu Lan grew even more domineering. From his point of view… with his strength as a seventeen star Emperor level expert, for him to succeed the position of the Gold Punishment Lord was merely as simple as stretching his hand and grabbing it.”
“Liu Xing, you must definitely teach that Liu Lan a lesson.” Wen Feng said to Liu Xing.

“Rest assured. However before that, I shall first go to the Bewitching God Temple. If I were able to obtain a good weapon, then I’ll hold even more certainty in defeating him.” Said Qin Yu while smiling. 
Suddenly…
A man walked in front outside Wen Feng’s private palace. It was Vice Sect Master Kou Feng. Vice Sect Master Kou Feng still had an amiable smile on his face. He said. “Liu Xing, His Majesty the Black Flame Lord has arrived.”
“His Majesty the Black Flame Lord has arrived?” Qin Yu was overjoyed.

Wen Feng also said. “Liu Xing, make sure to try your best to persuade His Majesty the Black Flame Lord to help you.”
Vice Sect Master Kou Feng said while smiling. “The Three Great Sacred Planets are all core planets in the Three Great Star Fields. Furthermore, they all possess Interstellar Conveying Arrays to each other. After the Black Flame Lord received His Majesty’s transmission, he immediately rushed over. It is said that His Majesty the White Profound Lord had also set off, I reckon he’ll be arriving shortly.” Qin Yu was overjoyed. He had not expected that the Black Flame Lord and the White Profound Lord would come so fast.

“Vice Sect Master Kou Feng, quickly, bring me over.” Qin Yu’s face was filled with happiness.

“His Majesty the Black Flame Lord is located in the Sect’s main hall and is chatting with His Majesty Xing Yuan right now.” Kou Feng explained to Qin Yu while flying with him and Wen Feng toward the summit where the main palace was located at.

In the great conference hall.

“Haha, Xing Yuan, what I admire the most is your straightforwardness! Haha…” Qin Yu and the other two were still outside when they heard a loud and clear laughter.

Vice Sect Master Kou Feng said in a low voice. “The person speaking is His Majesty Black Flame Lord. Liu Xing, His Majesty the Black Flame Lord is very straightforward. You must make sure to not speak in a roundabout way or do something like containing implied meanings within your words. Those are things His Majesty the Black Flame Lord hates the most.”
“I understand.” Qin Yu thanked Vice Sect Master Kou Feng’s advice in his heart.

When trying to befriend someone, knowing their temperament was very important.

Qin Yu, Wen Feng and Kou Feng walked to the doorstep of the main hall together. They then walked into the main hall.

Qin Yu’s gaze immediately locked onto the man with the most robust body in the main hall. That man possessed a steadfast appearance, extremely bulging muscles and fiery red hair… this was one of the Three Great Sovereigns of the Dark Star Realm, the Black Flame Lord.

“Seventeen   star   Emperor   level   strength.   However,   he possesses a mysterious aura. It ought to be because of that Inherited Treasure.”  Qin Yu had made this determination in his heart.

“Liu Xing pays his respects to Your Majesty Black Flame Lord.” Qin Yu slightly bowed and said with a smile.

The Black Flame Lord took a glance at Qin Yu. He then looked to the Gold Profound Lord Xing Yuan in shock. “Xing Yuan, this Consecrated of your Gold Punishment Sect is extraordinary indeed. Even I am unable to determine his soul’s level.”
“Not only you, I too am unable to see through it.” Xing Yuan said while smiling.

“He’s really that exceptional?” A clear and cold voice sounded from behind Qin Yu. Qin Yu turned around to look… what he saw was a handsome man walking over with a maid.

“Ju Mi, if you don’t believe us then you can try checking it yourself.” Joked the Black Profound Lord. 
At this moment, Qin Yu took note of the strength of the person that had just arrived.

This man called Ju Mi was also seventeen star Emperor level. As for the maid following behind him, she was fifteen star Emperor level… furthermore, Qin Yu even recognized this maid. It was precisely the woman that he met on the Fifteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star, Han Xue.

“Liu Xing.” Han Xue was a bit surprised to see Qin Yu.

“Little Xue, you know him?” Ju Mi turned around to look at Han Xue.

Han Xue nodded. “Master, this Liu Xing is the person that I have mentioned to master before, he’s that man who trained for three thousand years on the Fifteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star.” “Fifteen star Emperor level? With such a soul, I suspect that his level is higher than merely fifteen star Emperor.”  Said Ju Mi with a light smile.

Gold Punishment Lord Xing Yuan said to Qin Yu. “Liu Xing, this is the White Profound Lord.”
“As  I  have  anticipated.”   Qin  Yu  was  already  prepared. Immediately, he slightly bowed and said. “Liu Xing pays his respects to Your Majesty White Profound Lord.”
“Liu Xing, right? I’ve heard that Xing Yuan invited Wu Shan and I to come this time precisely for your matter.” The White Profound Lord’s appearance was as clear and cold as when he just walked in. It was as if his emotion have not moved at all.

Qin  Yu  nodded  and  said.  “Precisely.  I  wish  to  enter  the Bewitching God Temple. However, it is not yet the unified time to enter the Bewitching God Temple. Thus, I wish for the Three Majesties to help refine a passage title plate for me.” “This matter is a bit troublesome.” The Black Profound Lord Wu Shan’s blazing black brows jumped. He then started laughing. “Oh Liu Xing, there’s not anything good in the Bewitching God Temple anyways. It shouldn’t matter for you to not go in there.”
Qin Yu merely shook his head. “Your Majesty Black Flame Lord, please help me out.”
At this moment, the Black Flame Lord turned his gaze to the White Profound Lord. The White Profound Lord merely sat and shook his head indifferently without saying a single word.

Immediately, the atmosphere within the great hall turned oppressive.

“Wu Shan, Ju Mi, Liu Xing’s soul’s level is extremely high. I reckon he would ascend to the Divine Realm very fast. Isn’t it merely allowing him to enter the Bewitching God Temple once? That’s not really anything of great concern…. just help him out. Furthermore, it would merely take us a blink of an eye’s time to refine a passage title plate together. Now that we mentioned it, I have yet to refine any passage title plate after becoming the Gold Punishment Lord. Furthermore, I would soon be ascending to the Divine Realm, if I were to not refine a passage title plate now, then I reckon that I’ll never have a chance to refine one again.” Joked Xing Yuan.

However, what Xing Yuan said was the truth.

He had been the Gold Punishment Lord for merely several thousands of years. The Dark Star Realm would usually allow people to enter into the Bewitching God Temple once every hundred thousand years. Only in every hundred thousand years would the Three Great Sovereigns meet and refine a passage title plate together. Xing Yuan would be ascending to the Divine Realm shortly, it was truly possible that he would not have an opportunity to refine a passage title plate again.

“Ju Mi, even Xing Yuan had said something like this, just help  us  out  a  little.”  Wu  Shan  muttered  to  himself  for  a moment and then said to Ju Mi.

Ju Mi calmly shook his head indifferently. He said. “There seems to be no need for this Liu Xing to enter the Bewitching God Temple. Why must we break the rules? At the very least, there ought to be a reason for us to break the rules. Liu Xing, if you are able to provide a reason that can convince me, then I will be able to agree to help.”
Reason?

Qin Yu took a look around the grand hall.

There were quite a lot of people in the great hall. Even that Vice Sect Master Liu Lan was present.

“Your Majesty White Profound Lord, Your Majesty Black Flame Lord, is it possible for the two of you to come to a side hall with me?” Said Qin Yu with a smile.

Upon hearing those words, the Gold Punishment Lord Xing Yuan, Vice Sect Master Liu Lan and the rest of the people were surprised. However, Wen Feng was instead smiling. He believed that Qin Yu was about to mention the matter of competing for the position of the Gold Punishment Lord. At this moment, Liu Lan was present. Thus it would be hard for Qin Yu to mention it in the grand hall. 
The Black Flame Lord and the White Profound Lord took a glance at each other.

“Fine, I shall see what kind of reason you’ll give to persuade me.” Nodded the White Profound Lord.
Soon after, Qin Yu, Black Flame Lord and the White Profound Lord entered into a side hall. Once they entered into the side hall, the White Profound Lord waved his hand and set up a barrier around them. He then looked to Qin Yu. “Liu Xing, I have already set up a barrier around this side hall, just go ahead and speak without hesitation.”
The Black Flame Lord also looked to Qin Yu.

“Your Majesty Black Flame Lord, Your Majesty White Profound Lord, the two of you have guessed correctly. My soul’s level is high. My strength is also above fifteen star Emperor level. It is actually seventeen star Emperor level.” Qin Yu said. The Black Flame Lord and the White Profound Lord nodded.
The two of them were not shocked in the slightest.

“The two of you ought to know that His Majesty Xing Yuan would be undergoing the Divine Tribulation and ascending to the Divine Realm shortly. When that time comes, that Liu Lan and I would have to contest over the position of the Gold Punishment Lord. Currently, I do not have absolute certainty that I would be able to defeat him. However, my soul’s level is high. I believe that if I were to go to the Bewitching God Temple and explore, I would be able to obtain a pretty good harvest. Thus, I want to obtain a good treasure so that I can defeat him. I wish for the two of you to help me out.” Qin Yu said his reasoning in one breath.

The Black Flame Lord laughed and said. “So that was the case. This could also be considered as a reason. Ju Mi, what do you think?”
The White Profound Look shook his head indifferently. “Competing for the position of the Gold Punishment Lord? It does not matter to us at all who would be the next Gold Punishment Lord. It also does not affect the Dark Star Realm at all. Why then must I help you?” Qin Yu was stunned.

With his brows creased, Qin Yu took a deep breath. He then stared at the White Profound Lord. “Your Majesty White Profound Lord, then could you help me out once in honor of this?”  A  ring  suddenly  appeared  on  Qin  Yu’s  finger….  the Blazing Profound Ring!

Chapter 27: Entering The Bewitching God Temple

The calm and indifferent expression that the White Profound Lord Ju Mi originally had suddenly disappeared. An astonishing cold ray of light burst forth from his eyes. He stared at the Blazing Profound Ring on Qin Yu’s finger. Black Flame Lord Wu Shan’s expression had also turned serious.

“Liu Xing, from where did you obtain this Blazing Profound Ring?” The White Profound Lord Ju Mi stared at Qin Yu with an extremely serious expression.

Qin Yu took a glance at the White Profound Lord and the Black Flame Lord. He nodded and said. “I obtained this Blazing Profound Ring from Immortal Emperor Ni Yang from the Immortal Realm. You could consider that he gifted it to me.”
“Gifted it to you? Impossible.” Said the White Profound Lord coldly. “Ni Yang knew of the usefulness of this Blazing Profound Ring. He would definitely not gift it to others.” “However, he had died.” Qin Yu said directly. “If he was still alive, then perhaps he would not gift it away. However, he was about to die. As someone who was about to die, how would they care about mere worldly possessions?”
Qin Yu lightly smiled and said. “Your Majesty Black Flame Lord, Your Majesty White Profound Lord, the two of you might not know of this. I have once wandered the Immortal Realm and the Demon Realm. This Blazing Profound Lord was obtained through my luck. I know that… Your Majesties possessed a friendly relationship with Immortal Emperor Ni Yang. I hope that the two of you are willing to honor the Blazing Profound Ring and help me this one time.”
The Black Flame Lord sighed and said. “Can you tell me how he died? Before Ni Yang died, he had once sent a transmission to us saying that he would definitely die. Merely, no matter how Ju Mi and I ask him, he still refused to tell us the cause of his death.”
The White Profound Lord also looked to Qin Yu. Qin Yu understood the reason why. He reckoned that Immortal Emperor Ni Yang who was poisoned by a poisonous bug of the Divine Realm was embarrassed to tell his good friends. All the way till the time before his death, this Ni Yang likely was unable to bear to contain his secret anymore and ended up telling Qin Yu who have found his Ni Yang’s Realm.

“Your Majesty Black Flame Lord, Your Majesty White Profound Lord, to be honest, Immortal Ni Yang’s death is somewhat vexed. Before he died, he also did not wish for the reason of his death to be known and spread about. Please forgive me.” Qin Yu did not say the reason.

The Black Flame Lord and the White Profound Lord took a glance at each other and sighed.

“Vexed death, I truly do not know how vexed Ni Yang’s death was.” The Black Flame Lord took a deep sigh. He then looked to Qin Yu. “Liu Xing, since you’ve obtained this Blazing Profound Ring, we most definitely could help you out with a trifling matter like refining a passage title plate.”
The White Profound Lord also nodded. 
Qin Yu felt a bust of relaxation.

His gamble was a success.

Qin Yu was also without any other choice. Otherwise, how would be possibly take out the Blazing Profound Ring? Taking out the Blazing Profound Ring, Qin Yu had even worried that the Black Flame Lord and the White Profound Lord might think that he was the one who killed Ni Yang. He had even prepared a large amount of excuses. Fortunately… Immortal Ni Yang had communicated with the Black Flame Lord and the White Profound Lord before his death.

“Thank you Your Majesties.” Qin Yu said his thanks.

The White Profound Lord said indifferently. “No need. If you want to thank someone, then thank Ni Yang. Unfortunately, Ni Yang has died, sigh…” As Qin Yu and the other two were chatting on the side hall, the couple people in the main hall also started discussing. The topic of their discussion was whether or not Qin Yu would be capable of persuading the Black Flame Lord and the White Profound Lord.

“You all know of His Majesty White Profound Lord’s temperament. He’s not that easily persuaded.” Vice Sect Master Bao Yu said with a smile.

Vice Sect Master Liu Lan had his eyes closed as if he didn’t care in the slightest.

“From the way I see it, as that Liu Xing is that anxious of going to the Bewitching God Temple, he ought to have prepared a method to persuade Ju Mi and Wu Shan. Although I am also unable to think of a reason as to how he’ll persuade them.” Laughed the Gold Punishment Lord Xing Yuan.

Wen Feng who stood down below had been wondering the entire time whether or not Qin Yu’s reason would be able to persuade the White Profound Lord. 
“They’ve come out.”  Said the Gold Punishment Lord Xing Yuan while smiling. At the same time, he looked to the door to the side hall. Wen Feng, Liu Lan and the rest of them all looked over too. They saw Qin Yu and the White Profound Lord and the Black Flame Lord walking out from the door.

Upon seeing Qin Yu’s expression, everyone had an idea in their mind.

“Consecrated  Liu  Xing’s  mood  seems  to  be  pretty  good.  I suspect he managed to successfully persuade Wu Shan and Ju Mi.” Said Xing Yuan while laughing.

Qin Yu was about to speak but the Black Flame Lord Wu Shan instead opened his mouth first. He laughed loudly. “Liu Xing had given us a pleasant surprise. Mn, we’ll help him refine a passage title plate.”
The White Profound Lord also nodded. “Are we refining it here?” Asked the Gold Punishment Lord Xing Yuan.

Both the Black Flame Lord and the White Profound Lord nodded. They did not object to it.

Qin Yu was instead shocked. Could it be that one could refine the passage title plate anywhere? There was no need for any preparation at all?

Wen Feng who stood to the side saw Qin Yu’s puzzled expression. He said via voice transmission. “Liu Xing, refining a passage title plate is extremely hard for us. However, to the Three Majesties, it’s something that can be done in the blink of an eye.”
“Good. As this is my first time refining a passage title plate, therefore I shall be the one deciding its appearance.”
The Gold Punishment Lord flipped his hand around and took out a dark black colored metal. A burst of Gold Force was emitted from his palm and wrapped around that dark black colored metal. Under the powerful control of the Gold Force, the appearance of that metal started to change.

In merely a blink of an eye, this dark black colored metal turned into a hexagon shaped title plate. On the front side was the word ‘Title’ whereas the back side had a vivid and lifelike sculpture. It was precisely the sculpture of the Gold Punishment Lord Xing Yuan himself.

“Xing  Yuan,  you’re  truly  narcissistic.”   Upon  seeing  the sculpture, the Black Flame Lord Wu Shan started laughing out loud. Everyone in the main hall was also unable to refrain themselves from laughing.

Xing Yuan said in a deadly earnest tone. “This is likely the only time that I would get to refine a passage title plate, you should all be a bit more serious. Well then…. the appearance has been set. Wu Shan, Ju Mi, let’s refine it.”
The White Profound Lord and the Black Flame Lord nodded. The expressions on the Three Great Sovereigns all turned serious. Soon after, they all extended their right palm simultaneously. From the center of the palms of the three people, three rays of lights simultaneously shot out. One of the rays of light was golden colored. The other was white colored and the last one was black colored. The three rays of lights gathered on that title plate.

Qin Yu narrowed his eyes in front of the light.

“The  power  of  inherited  treasures.”  Qin  Yu  was  able  to clearly sense that the three rays of lights all contained a mysterious energy. The aura of the energy was exactly the same as the aura of the energy of the seal at the entrance of the Bewitching God Temple.

In an instant, the Three Great Sovereigns withdrew their hands simultaneously.

And at this moment, faint light was wandering about the surface of the title plate. After a brief period of refinement, this title plate had changed, becoming something more than just an ordinary metal. 
The Gold Punishment Lord Xing Yuan held the title plate in his hand. He looked at the sculpture of himself on the back side. After appreciating it for a short period of time, he threw the title plate to Qin Yu. “Liu Xing, take it.” Qin Yu immediately caught it.

“It is very easy to use this passage title plate. You merely have to bring it to the entrance of the Bewitching God Temple and then pour Gold Force into the passage title plate; the title plate itself will then naturally emit a ray of energy into the seal on the Bewitching God Temple. When that happens, the seal will disappear for a short moment. At that time, you should use that opportunity to enter the Bewitching God Temple. When leaving, the method is the same. You’ll have to pour in Gold Power and it’ll start the energy within the passage title plate.” Explained the Gold Punishment Lord Xing Yuan attentively.

The Black Flame Lord Wu Shan laughed. “Liu Xing, you’d best not randomly go and pour in Gold Force and enter the Bewitching God Temple because you’re bored. The amount of energy contained within this title plate is not a lot. I suspect it’ll only allow you to use it three or four times. If you were to use all of the energy contained within it, then you won’t be able to open the seal to the Bewitching God Temple anymore.” “I understand.”
Qin Yu grabbed the title plate in his hand. His mood was extremely good.

He was able to clearly sense the energy within this title plate. The aura of the energy was the same as the aura of the seal. Merely, the amount of energy within the title plate was not much to begin with and would likely only work for a couple times.

“Liu Xing, this time, the Black Flame Lord and the White Profound Lord have specially come over to help you out. I already had people prepare a banquet. You must properly entertain the two of them.”  The Gold Punishment Lord Xing Yuan said to Qin Yu.

Qin Yu nodded. “Of course.” Having obtained the passage title plate, Qin Yu enthusiastically entertained the Black Flame Lord and the White Profound Lord. By the time the second day came, Qin Yu proceeded to leave for the Bewitching God Temple by himself.

Having comprehended things for three thousand years, Qin Yu’s Golden Soul Pellet was already at a level where even ordinary Deities fall short.

Adding on the Meteoric Tear, a single Greater Teleportation from Qin Yu was sufficient to cross over an entire star field. With the speed of Qin Yu’s Greater Teleportation…in merely a short period of time, Qin Yu had arrived on the closest galaxy to the Bewitching God Temple. On this galaxy, Qin Yu did not dare to use Greater Teleportation anymore. Instead, he used the Interstellar Conveying Array to reach the Dragon Arrow Star.

On the Dragon Arrow Star.

“Your Lordship, you’ve come again?” That personnel in charge of the Interstellar Conveying Array was unable to refrain his shock. Qin Yu had come once not long ago. 
“That’s right, I’ve come again.”  Said Qin Yu while beaming with smiles. His current mood was great.

Qin Yu then turned into a ray of light and was shot toward the Cosmic Space. Qin Yu started to fly toward the Bewitching God Temple rapidly… however, no matter how fast he flew, it was still much inferior to teleportation. For a distance less than half a galaxy, Qin Yu had spent a long time flying through it.

By the entrance to the Bewitching God Temple.

Elder Lian Fan was still sitting cross-legged in front of the entrance. Guarding the entrance of the Bewitching God Temple could be considered as a boring job. However, as Elder Lian Fan was calmly training, time also passed by quickly for him.

The scene of that expert called Liu Xing attacking the seal a couple days ago, would be occasionally remembered by Elder Lian Fan. He gasped in his heart. “Lord Liu Xing is truly amazing.” “Lian Fan.” A familiar voice sounded.

Elder Lian Fan immediately opened his eyes. Upon seeing the person who have arrived, he immediately said respectfully. “Lian Fan pays his respects to Lord Liu Xing. May I know what business Lord Liu Xing might have… could it be, Your Lordship is going to break the seal?”
Qin Yu flipped his hand around and took out the passage title plate. “This time around, I’ve brought the passage title plate with me.”
Upon seeing the passage title plate, Elder Lian Fan gasped in his heart. ‘He is indeed a super expert. He was actually able to make the Three Great Sovereigns break the rules and personally make him a passage title plate.’
“Lord Liu Xing, congratulations on obtaining the passage title plate.” Lian Fan said promptly. “Move aside first.” Said Qin Yu with a light smile.

“Yes.”  Lian Fan moved aside. He then looked to Qin Yu. To see someone enter the Bewitching God Temple… that too was a difficult scene to come by.

The passage title plate started to float in front of Qin Yu. Qin Yu pointed at it with his hand. A Gold Force energy was poured into the passage title plate. Immediately, the passage title plate started to vibrate.

“Chi…”
A three colored light was shot out from the passage title plate. It shot toward the seal on the Bewitching God Temple’s entrance.

The seal that merely jolted under the all out attack from Qin Yu, after being shot by the three colored light, actually opened like curtains being pulled apart. The energy of the seal pulled apart to two sides. The tunnel to the Bewitching God Temple was exposed. 
Qin Yu retrieved the passage title plate. His figure turned into a ray of light and he immediately rushed into it.

After a short moment, the seal started to slowly close again.

The black speck-like matter was over ten meters thick. After passing through the tunnel, Qin Yu saw the external region of the Bewitching God Temple!

Seeing it with his eyes….

Fog covered his view. The entire external region of the Bewitching God Temple seemed to be enveloped by a layer of fog. When Qin Yu flew forward a couple more steps, he discovered that landslides, earthquakes, volcano eruptions and so on would occasionally appear within the fog…
“It would appear that this is the illusion barrier of the external region of the Bewitching God Temple.” Qin Yu knew quite a bit regarding the Bewitching God Temple. 
The external region of the Bewitching God Temple was covered in a Divine Barrier. To be more accurate, it was covered in a Divine Realm’s Illusion Barrier. The area that the barrier covered was extremely vast. It’s area was comparable to a hundred ordinary stars. This had also caused the Illusion Barrier’s power to not be very powerful.

The most important thing was… this Illusion Barrier did not possess the power to kill someone. It merely possessed the ability to trap someone.

However, if one were to be trapped in this Illusion Barrier for hundreds of millions of years, then it would also be very difficult to bear.
Ordinary, when people enter into the Bewitching God Temple, they would only go about this external region covered by the Illusion Barrier. That was because the area this barrier covered was truly too great. Thus, its strength was not large. As long as one does not enter the depths of the Bewitching God Temple and only move about the fringe, then by relying on one’s Soul’s Power, one would still be able to exit the Bewitching God Temple. 
“Let’s see, with my soul’s level, how far in will I be able to go?” Qin Yu’s Divine Awareness immediately started to permeate into the Illusion Barrier. Qin Yu was able to clearly sense that the moment his Divine Awareness entered the Illusion Barrier, he felt as if his Divine Awareness had sunk into a quagmire. It was very hard for him to continue to spread it forward.

After a short moment.

“This is my limit. Not even a millionth of the distance that the Illusion Barrier covers.” Qin Yu clearly sensed that… there were three Divine Artifacts floating in the areas where his Divine Awareness spreaded out to.

Qin Yu flipped his hand and took out the Bewitching God Painting.

A misty radiance was shining in the surroundings of the Bewitching God Painting. Qin Yu muttered out loud. “Illusion Barrier? I have no time to waste on that.” A part of Qin Yu’s awareness entered into the Bewitching God Painting. The route to the Inner Palace of the Bewitching God Temple appeared in his mind. Merely, this route was changing unceasingly.

Qin Yu took a step. He had instantly entered into the foggy land covered by the Illusion Barrier.

With the routes pointed out by the Bewitching God Painting, Qin Yu had been turning left and right unceasingly. He had even turned back…. However, Qin Yu knew that this was the closest route. After six hours, Qin Yu had managed to travel half the distance.

Within this half distance that he had traveled, Qin Yu had already collected thirty six Divine Artifacts.

Some of the time, he merely needed to turn back and spend some time in order to pick up a Divine Artifact. However, Qin Yu was disinclined to even turn back to pick them up. That was because he knew… if he wanted to obtain it, it’d be extremely easy. “When Ni Yang entered the Bewitching God Temple with the Bewitching God Painting for the first time, he had surprisingly only obtained more than a dozen or so Divine Artifacts. His soul’s level was too weak, much too weak.” Qin Yu sighed in his heart.

Qin Yu continued onward with a fast speed. His Divine Awareness had covered a wide area around him.

Ni Yang, when he entered the Bewitching God Temple for the first time, the distance his Soul’s Power covered was less than a thousandth of what Qin Yu currently covered. Thus, how could he possibly be able to compare with Qin Yu?

Chapter 28: The Inner Palace Of The Bewitching God Temple

“Might as well leave behind a bit more Divine Artifacts for the people who’ll come here in the future.” Qin Yu thought in his heart. If he were to collect the Divine Artifacts unceasingly and take all of them, then the people in the future would not be able to find any more Divine Artifacts.

Qin Yu immediately sped up. His figure turned into a blur.

The remaining route was even more complicated and winding. After spending eight more hours, Qin Yu finally passed through the entire region covered by the Illusion Barrier. There were now a total of forty six extra Divine Artifacts in the Jiang Lan’s Realm.

There had been a couple Divine Artifacts in front of Qin Yu at locations where he could see them. However, he did not bother to take them. Qin Yu did not want to take too many Divine Artifacts. Forty six Divine Artifacts were not a lot to the external region of the Bewitching God Temple. After passing through the fog-filled Illusion Barrier region, the place in front of him suddenly grew clear.

At roughly a distance of ten miles away from Qin Yu, was a purple colored floating building. This purple colored floating building was formed by four palaces. The four palaces were respectively located on the east, west, south and north. They were all connected to each other through their walls. It was much like a…. four sided courtyard manor.

Four interconnected palaces were floating in the sky.

“This  ought  to  be  the  main  body  of  the  Bewitching  God Temple. Never had I expected that the Bewitching God Temple was  constructed  through  four  interconnected  palaces.”  Qin Yu’s Divine Awareness immediately covered the four palaces of the Bewitching God Temple.

The volume of the Bewitching God Temple was not huge.

The length of those four palaces was merely several hundred meters. The entire true body of the Bewitching God Temple was much smaller than the Qingyu Immortal Mansion. However, Qin Yu knew that this Bewitching God Temple was extremely extraordinary. That was because his Divine Awareness could only cover the external shell of the Bewitching God Temple and was unable to penetrate into it at all.

“There is only a single entrance. I reckon that Immortal Emperor Ni Yang had entered through that entrance, got careless, stepped onto the poisonous insect and lost his life.” Qin Yu started flying toward the entrance.

The four sided courtyard manor shaped Bewitching God Temple only had a single entrance.

When Qin Yu flew to the side of the entrance, Qin Yu already started to be on guard. The death of Immortal Emperor Ni Yang was already a warning to him. Thus, how would Qin Yu dare to loosen his guard?

“What a luxurious entrance door. I reckon that not even a High Quality Divine Artifact would be able to leave a mark on it.” Qin Yu looked to the main gate of the Bewitching God Temple…a granite like dark blue colored entrance door.

At this moment, the entrance door was wide open. Qin Yu carefully looked to his feet. He then stepped into the entrance.

For some unknown reason, Divine Awareness was inhibited within the Bewitching God Temple. Through great effort, Qin Yu was only able to cover a region several meters around his body with his Divine Awareness. What Qin Yu didn’t know was that… when Immortal Emperor Ni Yang entered the Bewitching God Temple back then, his Immortal Awareness was unable to even cover anywhere past his body.

Before Qin Yu entered, his Divine Awareness and eyes had carefully surveyed the place. However… the Divine Awareness and eyesight were both something that would deceive oneself. When Qin Yu stepped into the Bewitching God Temple, he had discovered that everything had changed.

“This,  this  is  the  same  Bewitching  God  Temple  that  I surveyed earlier?” Qin Yu looked to everything in front of him in shock. 
The Bewitching God Temple was divided into four palaces. According to the observations Qin Yu did on the outside, the four palaces were all only ten meter or so tall. However, upon entering, he discovered that the peak of the palace was over a hundred meters tall. Qin Yu took a glance at his surroundings.

“Heavens, exactly how big is this Bewitching God Temple? When I observed it from the outside, its length was merely several hundred meters. However now, I was actually unable to see the end from here.”  Qin Yu was a bit astonished. Toward the unknown, Qin Yu didn’t dare to act blindly without thinking.

Mind voice transmission.

“Wu Lan, I’ve entered the interior of the Bewitching God Temple.” Qin Yu directly sent a voice transmission to Wu Lan inside the Jiang Lan’s Realm. The knowledge Wu Lan possessed of the Bewitching God Temple was something that Qin Yu cannot compare with. Wu Lan stopped his training.

“Interior  of  the  Bewitching  God  Temple?  You’ve  already reached there? Good. Are you in the Front Palace?”  Wu Lan asked.

“Front Palace? I do not know the names of these four palaces of the Bewitching God Temple. However, I’ve just recently entered the Bewitching God Temple. Merely, upon entering, I’ve discovered that the inside is much larger than when I was surveying it from the outside. Thus, I didn’t dare to act blindly without thinking.” Said Qin Yu via voice transmission.

Wu Lan immediately laughed and respond back with a voice transmission. “The four palaces of the Bewitching God Temple are respectively the Front Palace, Transfer Palace, Artifacts Palace and the Refinement Flame Palace.”
As Wu Lan had lived in the Bewitching God Temple before, he was still quite knowledgeable about the Bewitching God Temple. “The palace that you have currently entered is precisely the ‘Front Palace.’ Once you exit the Front Palace, you’ll enter the courtyard located in the middle. Mn… once you’ve reached there, I’ll tell you more about it.”
Qin Yu did not care about the other couple palaces. He immediately asked. “Why is the Front Palace much larger than when I observed it from the outside?”
Wu Lan said via Mind Voice Transmission. “The master of the Bewitching God Temple was an extremely extraordinary person. When I was in the Divine Realm, I was merely a person of low status. Although I am not very certain about the identity and strength of the master of the Bewitching God Temple, I know a bit… I know that the master of the Bewitching God Temple is very powerful and that his Bewitching God Temple was also very peculiar. The space inside it is actually extraordinarily large. It is over ten thousand times larger than how it seems from the outside.”
“To be able to descend to the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm from the Divine Realm, how could he be an average person?” Thought Qin Yu in his heart. Qin Yu was able to guess that descending from the Divine Realm to the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm was something that no ordinary Divine Realm expert would be able to accomplish.

“What  must  I  pay  attention  to  when  I  travel  about  the Bewitching God Temple?” Qin Yu asked.

Wu Lan said via voice transmission. “There are not many barriers in the Bewitching God Temple. You can walk freely. However, there are many rooms in the Front Palace. When you enter those rooms, it’s best for you to rely on the Bewitching God Painting. Otherwise, it is very easy for you to be lost within those rooms.”
“Lost within those rooms?” Qin Yu was startled.

At the same time, Qin Yu swept his gaze around. Located in the center of the Front Palace was a large main hall. There were three winding corridors connected to the main hall. He was unable to see the road that leads to the courtyard at all.

On the two sides of these winding corridors were some rooms. He would be lost within those rooms? 
“Qin Yu, do not be careless. Because there are not many precious things in the corridors of the main hall, there were no barriers in those places. However, there are precious things located in each room. Thus, you must be careful.”  Wu Lan advised.

Qin Yu eyes flared with determination.

There are precious things inside the rooms? Qin Yu was immediately delighted.

Firstly, Qin Yu carefully surveyed the main hall. There are red wooden chairs in the main hall. There are also some hanging ornaments on the wall. It appeared to have a very natural feeling.

Qin Yu walked to a red wooden chair. He grabbed onto this chair with one hand and tried to crush it with his strength. “What  a  strong  wood.  Merely  this  red  wooden  chair,  it’s toughness was comparable to that of a High Quality Divine Artifact.” Qin Yu discovered that the chair had only trembled a bit after he used all his strength.

“Why didn’t Immortal Emperor Ni Yang take these chairs? The materials that these chairs are made of are extremely amazing.”  Qin Yu was a bit puzzled. He didn’t know at all… that Immortal Emperor Ni Yang from back then merely wanted to enter those rooms to find treasures and didn’t care at all about these regular looking chairs.

Qin  Yu  looked  around  this  main  hall.  “Mn,  I’ll  carefully inspect it again after I return. Let’s go check out those rooms first.” Qin Yu chose a winding corridor and walked down it.

The external part of the palace was made of purple colored stones. However, when one went inside, one would notice that the interior part was made out of bluestones.

Qin Yu walked to the first room. Everything that the Bewitching God Painting displayed had appeared in his mind. 
After pushing open the door, Qin Yu was unable to see what was inside the room with his eyes at all. After spreading out his Divine Awareness to a distance of ten meters, he managed to barely discover the road created through bluestone planks.

That’s right. There’s actually a bluestone plank road inside the room.

Qin Yu stepped into the room.

The scenery immediately changed. What had been foggy the entire time had suddenly changed. He had walked into a very peaceful courtyard. The bluestones paved a road. There were even some stone benches in the courtyard.

However, what caught Qin Yu’s attention the most from this courtyard were the numerous prisoner cages.

There was a Demon Beast within each cage. These Demon Beasts were fantastic oddities of every descriptions. However, each of the Demon Beasts were in their true forms. There were bugs, birds, beasts, and all kinds of other strange Demon Beasts.

There was also a stele in front of every cage.

“House  pet  ‘Sharpwing.’   Originated  from  the  Dinosaur Realm. True form is that of a Sharpwinged Dinosaur.” Qin Yu looked to the cage in front of him. Inside this cage was a bird- like animal that’s only half a man tall. Merely, Qin Yu was certain that he had never seen such a species in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm before.

Qin Yu looked to the other places.

“House  pet  ‘Whitehair.’  Originated  from  the  Greenmatter Realm. True form is that of a Cosmic Monster, ‘White Hair.’”
“House pet ‘Ninebeasts.’  Originated from the Illusion Light Realm. True form is that of a Illusion Magic Beast.” “House pet ‘Fiveclaws.’ Originated from the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. True form is that of a ‘Five Clawed Gold Dragon.’”
The numerous steles. The numerous cages. They were placed around the courtyard in picturesque disorder. All of the Demon Beast in the cages were in their true forms.

Qin Yu’s mind was blank. Only after a long time did he manage to react.

“What, what is this? House pet courtyard?” Qin Yu was a bit stupefied. He had never expected for there to be a courtyard in the room, much less all these prisoner cages.

“Wu Lan, I’ve entered a house pet room. What’s happening?” Qin Yu directly sent Wu Lan a voice transmission.

Only after a long time did Wu Lan respond back. “House pet room? Qin Yu, are there a lot of cages with Demonic Beasts in the room that you’ve entered?” “That’s right, what exactly is going on?” Qin Yu felt that his breathing had become somewhat hard.

Wu Lan said via Mind Voice Transmission. “That was where Ye Qu and I were from before. Back then, Ye Qu and I were also considered to be pets by the master of the Bewitching God Temple and placed there.”
Qin Yu was stunned speechless. However, he was able to sense the pain contained within Wu Lan’s voice.

“The  master  of  the  Bewitching  God  Temple  was  fond  of raising pets. He was fond of raising exotic pets from exotic places. I remember… that there were a lot of people from the Divine Realm that came to the master of the Bewitching God Temple and gifted him exotic pets in order to ask for his help. As for me, I was captured by an expert in the Divine Realm and then gifted to the master of the Bewitching God Temple.” Said Wu Lan after a long sigh.

Qin Yu suddenly understood everything. 
“When  the  master  of  the  Bewitching  God  Temple  grew bored, he would usually grab a pet cage and play with it. These pets, each and every one of them were extremely rare. Many of them are from other cosmic spaces. Even in other cosmic spaces, these pets were also extremely rare.” Wu Lan sighed.

Qin Yu understood it. That was because he saw one of the pet. It was a Super Divine Beast of the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm, the Five Clawed Golden Dragon.

“When Immortal Emperor Ni Yang entered this room back then, he had only released Ye Qu and I. However, with his strength, it was impossible for him to bring any more with him.” Wu Lan sighed. “Qin Yu, if you are capable of doing it, I hope that you’ll be able to restore the liberty to these Demon Beasts.”
After a moment, Qin Yu muttered. “Okay.”
According to the safe path pointed out by the Bewitching God Painting, only the bluestone path in the middle was safe. All the other paths, the paths that are near those cages, were changing unceasingly. Carefully, Qin Yu continued to walk closer.

“Absorb.” With an intention, Qin Yu directly absorbed a cage into his Jiang Lan’s Realm.

Like so, Qin Yu absorbed over eighty cages at once. All of the Demon Beasts in the cages possessed pretty decent strength. However, none of them have reached the level of Deity. The majority of them were Demon Emperor level. There were even some that were at the Demon King level.

“I’ll go and open those cages after I finish checking out the Bewitching  God  Temple.”  For  the  time  being,  Qin  Yu  had merely absorbed all of the cages. At the same time, he remembered all the information written on those eighty some steles with his Divine Awareness. Afterwards, Qin Yu left this ‘house pet’ room.

The master of the Bewitching God Temple knew how to enjoy life very well. 
While there was a house pet room, there was also a vegetation room. The vegetation room was an enormous garden. Inside the garden were all kinds of rare and priceless vegetations. Qin Yu had also grown to like some of those vegetations in the room.

After exiting the vegetation room, Qin Yu randomly picked a room and entered it. There were no illusions in this room. It still had the appearance of a room. However, unexpectedly, none of the things in this room could be touched.

There were dragons formed by stones, people formed by wood and so on. Essentially, the room was covered with carving art works formed through natural things. Qin Yu was unable to refrain himself from exclaiming in admiration. Beside each of the art works were detailed notes. Each one of the art works was created through natural things. Clearly, these things were also extremely precious in the Divine Realm.

Merely, things of such a high quality, was something that only high class people in the Divine Realm would be able to afford. 
Qin Yu knew that once he reached the Divine Realm, these things would definitely be useful.

However, when Qin Yu tried to absorb them with his Jiang Lan’s Realm, he discovered that these art works and carvings seemed to be protected by a kind of barrier. Even the Jiang Lan’s Realm was unable to absorb them. Finally, he had no choice but to helplessly leave the room.

“How come that wood from earlier looked exactly like jasper? Is it really wood? Could it be that the notes left by the master of the Bewitching God Temple were incorrect?” Qin Yu was still thinking about the adorable rabbit formed by a jasper- like wood.

Having returned back to the corridor, Qin Yu looked to the three remaining rooms in the corridor.

“Which one should I enter?” Qin Yu spreaded out his Divine Awareness. Within this Bewitching God Temple, Qin Yu’s Divine Awareness was only able to cover an area of ten meters. 
“Mn,  I’ll  enter  that  one.”   Qin  Yu  picked  a  room  and proceeded to walk toward it. However, after walking two steps, Qin Yu suddenly stopped.

Qin Yu’s gaze suddenly turned to a carving on the wall of the corridor.

“Something’s  wrong.”   Qin  Yu  carefully  inspected  that carving with his Divine Awareness. With Qin Yu’s current comprehension toward the spatial laws, he was able to sense that the space where the carving was located at was somewhat unusual. It was as if the space… was folding there.

With a flip of his hand, Qin Yu took out a long sword-shaped Divine Artifact. Using that Divine Sword, Qin Yu tried to touch that carving.

Right when the tip of the Divine Sword touched that carving, the space suddenly started turning around. At the same time…. “Gaga~~~~”  A sound echoed. The walls on one side of the corridor started to slowly ascend upwards. A short moment later, a door appeared. So it turns out that there was actually a hidden door here.

At this moment, a path had also appeared on Qin Yu’s Bewitching God Painting. Holding his breath, Qin Yu took a step forward and passed through the door. Once he entered the room, the scenery suddenly changed. Qin Yu who was already shocked was actually pretty calm.

“Rumble~~~” An enormous rumble sounded.

“Waterfall?”  Qin Yu was unable to refrain his shock as he looked at the scene in front of him. A several thousand foot tall waterfall was rumbling down into the enormous pool in front of him and creating countless splashes.

[TL: feet → zhang → chinese feet.]

Chapter 29: The Message Left By The Master Of The Bewitching God Temple

This was a beautiful valley. It was the intoxication of a beautiful spring day. The water of that several thousand foot tall and close to a hundred foot wide waterfall, was falling from high above. If was as if there was a curtain of white pearls hanging down from the sky. Under the sunshine, the waterfall’s splashes appeared like pearls as they radiated a touching luster.

Qin Yu was standing in front of this pond of water.

The waterfall was falling unceasingly. Behind the waterfall was a steep and extremely straight rock wall.

“There’s actually no danger here at all.” Qin Yu was shocked to discover that the Bewitching God Painting displayed that all of the routes were safe. Evidently… there was no danger whatsoever in this valley. Qin Yu carefully looked everywhere. There were flowers and plants filled with vitality, clear lake water, a warm breeze… everything had signified that there was nothing special here. However, why then did the master of the Bewitching God Temple hide this room?

“Wu Lan, I’ve entered a hidden room. I opened it by chance. However now, I am unable to find anything special about this room.” Qin Yu once again sent a Mind Voice Transmission and asked Wu Lan.

With Wu Lan here, if Qin Yu didn’t ask him and instead let his imagination run wild, then he’d truly be an idiot.

Ever since the first time Qin Yu asked Wu Lan about the Bewitching God Temple after entering it, Wu Lan had stopped his training. He knew that Qin Yu might ask him again at any moment. Hearing Qin Yu’s question, Wu Lan pondered for a moment. He then said via Mind Voice Transmission.

“Qin Yu, I had never seen any hidden room like the one you spoke of, while I was still living in the Bewitching God Temple. However, according to my understanding of the master of the Bewitching God Temple, he is not a senseless person. As he has concealed the room, there must definitely be an important reason for him to do so. Oh, that’s right, what does the Bewitching God Painting show?”
“Nothing,   the   Bewitching   God   Painting   shows   that everything here is safe.” Qin Yu replied. He was still carefully inspecting everything with his eyes. At the same time, he had slowly spread out his Divine Awareness.

“The  Bewitching  God  Painting  actually  displayed  that everything’s safe. Qin Yu, you should explore the area carefully. You must also carefully examine even the things that are unremarkable. You might even be able to obtain a pleasant surprise.” Said Wu Lan while smiling.

Qin Yu nodded.

Qin Yu walked forward slowly. He was looking through his surroundings. His Divine Awareness was also carefully inspecting everything in this valley. “Mn?” Qin Yu’s moving gaze suddenly locked on to a location… the waterfall! To be more exact, it was the mountain wall behind the waterfall. The mountain wall was yellow but Qin Yu clearly saw that there was a cyan colored wall behind the waterfall!

With how accurate Qin Yu’s sight was, he instantly determined that there was a cave behind the waterfall!

“There’s  actually  a  cave  behind  the  waterfall.  Had  I  not carefully inspected my surroundings, then I suspect I wouldn’t have been able to spot the cave when it showed up for an instant.” With a step, Qin Yu’s body flickered and shot toward that waterfall.

After passing through the waterfall, Qin Yu sensed that the scene in front of him had changed.

Refreshing. This was the first sensation Qin Yu felt when he entered the cave. The entrance to the cave was about four meters wide. After merely walking three or four steps, Qin Yu had entered the cave dwelling. The arrangement of the cave dwelling was extremely relaxed and natural. 
A ancient dark black colored wooden table was in the middle of this cave. Beside the table was a chair.

There were some swaying hammocks in the cave too. It was likely that when the master of the Bewitching God Temple grew bored, he would rest on those hammocks. There was even a bend of creek water in the cave.

Crawling mountain plants were on one wall of the cave. The other wall of the cave was covered in a scarlet red color. It was like a red-heated boiler. There was unexpectedly a row of words on that scarlet colored wall.

“To have come to my cave dwelling, it seems fate has brought us together. The things that I left behind in the Bewitching God Temple, you can have however many you’ll be able to obtain. I am not afraid that you’ll take too much, all I’m afraid of is that you won’t be able to take them with you…
Written by Che Hou.” “Che Hou?” Qin Yu was slightly startled. “Che Hou seems to be a name. Chehou is also a family name. Is the master of the Bewitching God Temple called Che Hou or is his family name Chehou?”
Back in the Hidden Dragon Continent, Qin Yu had indeed came across the surname Chehou. Although it was very rare, but there were still people with that surname. However… it was hard to tell whether or not there are people with this surname in the Divine Realm.

[TL: Hidden Dragon Continent = Qianlong Continent]

“Was  this  row  of  words  written  using  his  fingers?  His calligraphy  is  actually  pretty  good.”  Qin  Yu  walked  to  this scarlet colored mountain wall. However, on the bottom of the scarlet wall was a stream of water. Qin Yu was unable to get very close to the wall.

After being separated by a the stream of water, Qin Yu stood merely a few meters away from the wall. Using his Divine Awareness, Qin Yu carefully inspected this row of words. Qin Yu knew that he cannot let anything slip by in here. 
“I do not believe that this hidden room’s purpose is only to leave a series of words for me.” Qin Yu carefully inspected the words with his Divine Awareness. Not only the words, Qin Yu was also carefully inspecting the scarlet wall. After inspecting for a long time…
The expression on Qin Yu’s face started to change. Initially, he had a confused appearance. However, slowly… he displayed a pleasantly surprised expression.

That scarlet wall was slowly trembling at an almost invisible speed. Space ripples were passing through and forth the surface of the wall.

“So it’s like this.” Qin Yu took out a Divine Sword. He held it in one of his hands and then suddenly jumped. The Divine Sword started to draw on the wall. A flamboyant carving. Soon after, a word appeared on the wall.

“Yuan!” This Yuan that Qin Yu wrote covered almost the entire wall.

“Buzz!”   The  space  inside  the  cave  started  to  vibrate. Suddenly, the entire space appeared to have been immersed in a layer of gold color. A dazzling white light shot out from the Yuan that Qin Yu carved.

The white light that shot out suddenly turned into a person.

This person was very handsome. Merely, the hair on his temples was already white. He appeared to be forty years old. However, his handsome face appeared to be only twenty or thirty years old. His gaze was extremely deep and serene. An indifferent expression was on his face the entire time. It seemed that nothing could change his expression.

“Hello, I am called Chehou Yuan.” Said the man with white hair on his temples.

“Chehou Yuan, so he’s actually called Chehou Yuan.” Qin Yu came to an understanding. However, Qin Yu had a feeling… that this man in front of him ought to be an image that was left behind and not a part of the Bewitching God Temple.

Chehou Yuan continued. “This is an image I left behind. For you to be able to discover the barrier I left behind, signifies that your soul’s level is pretty decent and could be comparable to pretty powerful Deities. For there to be an expert like you in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm, it is truly surprising.”
Qin Yu was confused. If someone from the Divine Realm were to descend to the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm, wouldn’t they be able to enter here just like he did?

“Although I, Chehou Yuan, do not possess great strength, this Bewitching God Temple of mine possessed a barrier effect toward those from the Divine Realm…. Even if a Godking wanted to enter it, he’d have to spend a large amount of energy. Furthermore, if the Bewitching God Temple were to encounter some of the Godking level expert intruding upon it, it would also self destruct.” Said Chehou Yuan indifferently.

Qin Yu was excited. 
Although he did not know how strong the level ‘Godking’ was, for them to be able to become ‘Kings of Deities,’ they were most definitely extraordinary.

“Since you’ve found this location and also opened the image I left behind, you shall become the sole person with the opportunity to obtain the greatest treasure of my Bewitching God Temple. Of course… as to whether or not you’ll obtain it, will depend on your luck as well as your ability.” Chehou Yuan continued.

Merely by listening to Chehou Yuan’s words, Qin Yu had already had a favorable impression towards him.

Although there was no smile on Chehou Yuan’s face, his speech gave off an amiable sensation.

“For you to be able to come here, you could also be considered a genius in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. Now then, before everything else, let me introduce the Divine Realm to you.” Chehou Yuan continued. Qin Yu instead grew puzzled.

For what purpose did this Chehou Yuan leave behind a hidden room and this image?

Merely, the curiosity Qin Yu had for the Divine Realm had caused him to continue paying close attention and listen. After all, Wu Lan was merely a low level character in the Divine Realm and didn’t even know a lot of the fundamental stuff about the Divine Realm.

“Divine Realm is a Cosmic Space of an even higher level than your Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. If my guess is correct… the Divine Realm ought to be the peak of all Cosmic Spaces!”
Chehou Yuan said slowly. “The Divine Realm contains within it ‘Divine Spiritual Energy’ and gives off an extremely strong oppression toward those who ascend to it. Usually, the Deities that have just ascended, upon entering the Divine Realm, would be oppressed by the Divine Spiritual Energy to a level where they would barely be able to walk.” Qin Yu was startled.

This Divine Realm was truly a bit too astonishing. This Divine Realm was much stronger than the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. Even Deities that have just ascended to the Divine Realm would barely be able to walk.

“The  experts  of  the  Divine  Realm,  to  put  it  simply,  are separated into Two Great Stages. The first stage is the Deity Stage. The second stage is the Heavenly Deity Stage! The Deity Stage was separated into Low Level Deity, Mid Level Deity and High Level Deity. Above that are the Low Level Heavenly Deity, Mid Level Heavenly Deity and High Level Heavenly Deity!” Upon reaching this part of his speech, Chehou Yuan slightly stopped. It was as if he knew that this information would stun Qin Yu.

Qin Yu was indeed somewhat shocked.

“So the Divine Realm’s experts are actually separated into different levels like this!” Qin Yu had a relaxed sensation. The most frightening thing was the unknown. In the past, he didn’t know anything regarding the Divine Realm. However now, he finally knew that the people in the Divine Realm were primarily separated into the Deities and Heavenly Deities.

“The soul of Deities is the ‘Golden Soul Pellet’ stage whereas the soul of Heavenly Deities is the ‘Pre-Infant Soul’ stage. At the same time… the energy the Deities use is merely Divine Energy whereas the energy Heavenly Deities use is Heavenly Divine Energy.” Chehou Yuan continued.

Qin Yu frowned.

From what he had heard, it seems like the gap between Deities and Heavenly Deities was pretty great.

Suddenly, Chehou Yuan’s mouth was slightly raised. It was as if he had a feeling of disdain. “In the Divine Realm, although one’s strength and soul is important, but other than those, weapons are also very important.” “Weapons are divided into Low Quality Divine Artifact, Mid Quality Divine Artifact and High Quality Divine Artifact; and above those are the Low Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact, Mid Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact and High Quality Heavenly Divine  Artifacts  for  a  total  of  six  great  grades.”   A  slight confidence suddenly appeared on Chehou Yuan’s face. “Divine Artifacts are usually used by Deities. Divine Artifacts are merely very ordinary weapons. Ordinarily, anyone possessing strength would be able to take one out. Upon pouring one’s Divine Energy into the Divine Weapon, one would be able to exhibit a formidable power. As for Heavenly Divine Artifact, they are generally used by Heavenly Deities… a good Heavenly Divine Weapon was capable of allowing one to skip past levels and kill those above.”
“Of course, the power of the weapon is not all there is to it. With a good stratagem, a good method, or a good sneak attack, Deities  can  still  kill  Heavenly  Deities.”   Said  Chehou  Yuan indifferently.

Qin Yu was instead a bit puzzled.

Deities were divided into Low Level, Mid Level and High Level. Heavenly Deities were divided into Low Level, Mid Level and High Level. The Heavenly Deities possessed both stronger strength and soul than Deities; so how would a Deity be able to kill a Heavenly Deity?

“The reason why Heavenly Deities are powerful, is mostly because of their ability to control the space. Their levels are divided into Low Level Heavenly Deity, Mid Level Heavenly Deity and High Level Heavenly Deity according to their ability to control the space.” Once Chehou Yuan finished these words, Qin Yu suddenly came to a realization.

So it turns out that Heavenly Deities were actually ranked like that.

“The Deity and Heavenly Deity that I spoke of earlier are only the major levels. I myself am a High Level Heavenly Deity.” Said Chehou Yuan indifferently. Only now did Qin Yu know of the strength of the master of the Bewitching God Temple.

The strongest amongst the Heavenly Deities! “Above the High Level Heavenly Deities is another level.” Chehou Yuan continued. “That is the Godking level! Godkings are practically unequalled existences in the Divine Realm. Godkings are people who have completely comprehended the spatial laws!”
Qin Yu nodded in his heart.

Heavenly Deities experts were differentiated through their comprehension of the spatial laws. However, the Godkings have completely comprehended the spatial laws. Their strength was almost unimaginable.

“In the Divine Realm, to a certain degree, the Godkings are the strongest existences. Merely… all of the Divine Realm experts know that there is actually another level above the Godkings! An omnipotent existence that could split the heaven and earth apart…. Exalted Celestial!” Upon reaching this point, Chehou Yuan’s expression had also slightly changed. It seemed as if he grew a bit excited.

Qin Yu felt that his heartbeat had suddenly stopped. 
Exalted Celestial?

Merely the title of Exalted Celestial had already gave Qin Yu an oppressive sensation.

“After completely comprehending the spatial laws, one will become a Godking! Although there are only so many Godking level experts in the Divine Realm, those Godking level experts still seek a higher level. They seek to comprehend and control an even higher law… the temporal laws! Upon completely comprehending the temporal laws and the temporal laws, one would become a Exalted Celestial.”
Chehou Yuan gasped. “Legends say, that Exalted Celestials are able to split the heaven and earth apart and bring about the apocalypse. Even if their soul were to be destroyed, as long as their True Spirit remained, the Exalted Celestials are able to come back from the dead. This is the power of Exalted Celestials; the absolutely unequalled, absolutely supreme power!” Qin Yu felt as if he was unable to breathe.

Merely this Chehou Yuan had already given him an incomparably oppressive sensation. However, the Godkings were even stronger. To have completely comprehended the spatial laws, just thinking about it was already scary. Yet, above it… was the Exalted Celestial.

Exalted Celestial! In front of an Exalted Celestial, everyone was just powerless ants. With a wave of his hand, the entire world would crumble!

“Even with my status in the Divine Realm, I have still only seen extremely exceptional Godkings. As for Exalted Celestials… I was lucky to have a chat with a Exalted Celestial. However unfortunately, I was unable to see this Exalted Celestial’s face the entire time.” Sighed Chehou Yuan.

Qin Yu had a speculation in his heart.

This Chehou Yuan ought to not be an ordinary High Level Heavenly Deity. According to what he had said, Exalted Celestials are practically people of legends in the Divine Realm. However, Chehou Yuan was actually able to have chat with a Exalted Celestial. Even though they have not met, it was still a shocking thing.

“I have told you all this to allow you to have a rough understanding of the expert levels in the Divine Realm. Actually, in the Divine Realm, as long as you can reach the Heavenly Deity level and not offend anyone, you’ll be able to walk with your head up. After all… the Divine Realm is extremely boundless and there are only that many Godkings. With their status being that high, Godkings would not randomly come and handle a nobody like you.” Said Chehou Yuan indifferently.

Qin Yu understood very well about what Chehou Yuan’s intention was.

It was likely that it would be extremely hard for him to meet a Godking, much less a Exalted Celestial.

Chapter 30: A Spear

Chehou Yuan paused for a moment before slowly continuing. “Junior, having heard all that I’ve said, I suspect your heart has also grown excited. However, you’d best not have excessive expectations.”
“That is because it is truly extremely difficult to increase one’s comprehension of the spatial laws!” Chehou Yuan took a deep sigh. “Usually, when one ascends to the Divine Realm, one will require tens of millions of years or even hundreds of millions of years in order to grow from Low Level Deity to a High Level Deity.”
Qin Yu nodded in his heart.

Zuo Qiumei had left behind the Meteoric Tear and the comprehension of the spatial laws for him, but even with that advantage… after spending three thousands years comprehending those spatial laws, his soul was still only at the Golden Soul Pellet stage. Clearly, Qin Yu’s comprehension of the spatial laws was inferior to even the Low Level Heavenly Deities.

After all, when one’s soul reaches the Low Level Heavenly Deity level, it will turn into a Pre-infant Soul. Qin Yu had spent three thousand years but regular Deities might not even attain his accomplishment even after spending thirty million years.

Reaching the level of Low Level Heavenly Deity? That’s difficult.

Qin Yu did not have any excessive expectations. He merely wanted to continue walking the path of cultivation, step by step.

“Back then, I was a child who was unable to even train in the Internal Techniques and was only able to train in the External Techniques. Yet now, I’ve reached a strength that could move about unhindered in the entire Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm! What then would there be that’s impossible to be accomplished in the world? Although I’m weak now, as long as I continue to try hard and train, I will definitely succeed one day.” Qin Yu was extremely resolute. Toward the endless and limitless path of cultivation, Qin Yu had never once been fearful.

“In the Divine Realm, as long as you become a Low Level Heavenly Deity, you’ll be considered an expert. As long as you don’t offend others, no one would go and cause trouble for a Low Level Heavenly Deity.” Chehou Yuan consoled.

Qin Yu had a bitter smile.

Low Level Heavenly Deity? Qin Yu did not wish to offend others, but with that cousin of Li’er, Zhou Xian, for example, Uncle Lan had said that there are many people in the Divine Realm who wished for Li’er’s hand in marriage. He is someone who needs to defeat that group of people. If he did not have sufficient strength, how would he possibly be able to defeat them?

Chehou Yuan had merely left behind an image, so naturally he didn’t know what was going on in Qin Yu’s head. 
Chehou Yuan grew silent for a long time.

“I am an Artifacts Craftsman!”
Out of nowhere, Chehou Yuan, who had been silent for a long time, suddenly said these words.

Qin Yu was startled. He then started smiling.

Qin Yu had already made some guesses regarding the identity of this Chehou Yuan. Merely by looking at the large amount of scattered Divine Artifacts located outside the Bewitching God Temple, where even High Quality Divine Artifacts were thrown away like garbage, he was able to guess a bit about this Chehou Yuan.

Chehou Yuan continued. “Earlier, I mentioned that weapons are separated into Divine Artifacts and Heavenly Divine Artifacts. Usually, High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts are the peak of the refining of artifacts. However, within the Cosmic Space, there is another kind of treasure. It is called the ‘Grandmist Spiritual Treasure!’” Chehou Yuan’s eyes suddenly started shining brightly.

[TL: Grandmist Spiritual Treasure → Hong Meng Spiritual Treasure. Ren said to call it Grandmist when I initially thought to call it Great Cheat lol]

Grandmist Spiritual Treasure?

At this moment, Qin Yu didn’t dare to think about anything else. He had firmly remembered everything that Chehou Yuan said. After all, everthing that Chehou Yuan had said would be helpful to him after he ascends to the Divine Realm.

“The  Grandmist  Spiritual  Treasures  are  separated  into Innate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure and Acquired Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. Amongst them, the Innate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures are products of nature. Almost every one of the Innate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure possessed exceptional remarkable ability. The strongest amongst them was even able to bring about the destruction of the world or revive its user from the dead!” Said Chehou Yuan slowly. 
[TL: Innate → Xiantian; Acquired → Houtian]

“Innate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure? Products of nature?” Qin Yu was stunned. This boundless Cosmic Space could actually produce spiritual treasures? After all, in all these years, the powerful weapons that Qin Yu knew of were all man made.

“When comparing the Innate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures with Heavenly Divine Artifacts, which one would be stronger?” Qin Yu suddenly started guessing in his heart.

Chehou Yuan seemed to know that Qin Yu was puzzled, he said. “The power of Innate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures are very hard to tell. That is because there are second and third- rated Innate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures as well as first-rate Innate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. The inferior Innate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures were so weak that they’re inferior to even ordinary Heavenly Divine Artifacts.”
Qin Yu understood it now. 
The Innate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures only signified that they are products of nature and does not necessarily mean that they would be stronger than Heavenly Divine Artifacts.

“However,  being  the  products  of  nature  meant  that  they would still possess miraculous characteristics. The first-rated Innate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures are so powerful that their strength is beyond reasonable limits. When compared with High Quality Heavenly Divine Weapons, they are much more powerful… as for the Spiritual Treasures that the Exalted Celestials possessed in the legends, it was told that they possessed the power to bring about the destruction of the world. Those Spiritual Treasures are known as Exalted Celestial’s  Spiritual  Treasure.”   Chehou  Yuan’s  eyes  were blazing.

Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasures, the peak amongst the Grandmist Spiritual Treasures.

“The Grandmist Spiritual Treasures are divided into ‘Innate’ and ‘Acquired.’ I have already explained the Innate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. As for the Acquired Grandmist Spiritual Treasures…  they  are  those  that  are  refined  by  man!”  Said Chehou Yuan slowly.

Upon hearing this, Qin Yu was unable to refrain his shock.

Acquired Grandmist Spiritual Treasures, although they’re man made, they’re still very powerful.

“There  is  no  difference  between  the  might  of  Innate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures and Acquired Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. They are still separated into third-rated, second-rated and first-rated. The only difference is that one is a product of nature whereas the other is man made. In the entire Divine Realm… there are not many people that are capable of refining Acquired Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. However, I, am one of them.” Chehou Yuan had a confident expression on his face.

It was a kind of confidence that one came to possess after reaching the peak of comprehension. “As far as I know, the legendary Exalted Celestials are capable of refining Acquired Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. Amongst the Godkings, there also seems to be one or two that are able of refining Acquired Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. As for the Heavenly Deities, only I know how to refine Acquired Grandmist  Spiritual  Treasures!”   Chehou  Yuan’s  voice  was powerful and resounding.

Qin Yu’s heart grew slightly excited.

If he was to be able to learn the methods of refining ‘Acquired Grandmist Spiritual Treasures,’ then it would likely be helpful to his journey in the Divine Realm.

“Do you know why the Grandmist Spiritual Treasures are called ‘Grandmist’  Spiritual Treasures?”  Chehou Yuan asked. After a short moment, Chehou Yuan spoke of the reason himself. “That is because the Grandmist Spiritual Treasures contain within them Grandmist Spiritual Energy!”
Qin  Yu  grew  puzzled.  “What  is  the  Grandmist  Spiritual Energy?” In Qin Yu’s mind, he knew of the Mortal Realm Worlds’ Spiritual Energy, Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm’s Elemental Spiritual Energy as well as the Divine Realm’s Divine Spiritual Energy that Chehou Yuan had just told him about.

However, this Grandmist Spiritual Energy was a complete mystery to Qin Yu.

“This ‘Grandmist Spiritual Energy’  is something that every Grandmist Spiritual Treasure possesses. Grandmist Spiritual Energy is something that can be discovered but not sought. Even in the Divine Realm… it is very hard for even Godkings to acquire some Grandmist Spiritual Energy. One can only obtain Grandmist Spiritual Energy by chance if one’s lucky.” Said Chehou Yuan indifferently. “Back when I was in the Divine Realm, I was once asked by a Divine King level expert to help refine a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure for him. He had given me ten parts of Grandmist Spiritual Energy. Usually, I would save three parts Grandmist Spiritual Energy for myself.”
Qin Yu snickered in his heart. This Chehou Yuan was truly treacherous.

“There are two ways to obtain Grandmist Spiritual Energy. The first method is to try one’s luck and search for it all over the place. The second method is to destroy an old Grandmist Spiritual Treasure and obtain the Grandmist Spiritual Energy within it.”
Chehou Yuan shook his head and sighed. “In my entire life, I once refined a first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. However, my greatest desire is still to refine an Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure.”
Qin Yu heart jumped.

The target of this Chehou Yuan was truly far-reaching. He wanted to refine the strongest ‘Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure.’
“When solely comparing one’s ability to refine artifacts, then in the entire Divine Realm, even the Exalted Celestials are inferior to me.” Chehou Yuan suddenly said. 
“Truly arrogant!” Qin Yu was unable to avoid laughing.

“That is because even the legendary Exalted Celestials are only able to refine first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. As for the Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasures, they are all products of nature, the Innate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. They were not refined by the Exalted Celestials… Although they controlled both the spatial laws and the temporal laws, they were still only able to refine first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. Yet I, a mere High Level Heavenly Deity, was also able to refine first-rate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. When comparing the ability to refine Grandmist Spiritual Treasures, one could tell by a single glance who’s better and who’s worse.” Said Chehou Yuan confidently.

Upon hearing what Chehou Yuan said, Qin Yu was also unable to refrain from admiring this Chehou Yuan.

“Having researched the path of refining artifacts for all these years, I suddenly realized something not long ago… actually, it is not true that the better the material the better the artifact. In order to refine an Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure, it is not enough to merely use Grandmist Spiritual Energy and other top notch materials of the Divine Realm. That’s why I decided to come to the Lower Realm.” Chehou Yuan continued. “I have passed through numerous Cosmic Spaces searching for some fantastic materials that would help with my refinement.”
“Junior from the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm, by the time you see this image of mine, I will have long since left the Bewitching God Temple.” Chehou Yuan’s eyes started shining. “That is because not long ago, while I was searching for the materials to use for refinements, I unexpectedly reached a higher level of comprehension. I think I should be able to refine an Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure.”
Qin Yu felt as if his brain had started buzzing.

Refine an Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure?

This Chehou Yuan was that powerful?

“Of course, this is merely a possibility. However, as there is a possibility, I will definitely make an all-out effort to make the possibility bear fruit. That’s why I’ve left here. I have to devote my heart and soul into refining that Spiritual Treasure.”
After saying all this, an extremely rare smile appeared on Chehou Yuan’s face. “This time around, I do not know whether I’ll be able to succeed. Furthermore, I have a feeling… that the day that I succeed in refining an Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure might be the day of my death.”
Qin Yu frowned.

“You won’t be able to understand this. Your comprehension of the heavenly mysteries should still be very low.” Chehou Yuan said with a disappointed and frustrated tone. “However, even if it will result in my death, I still want to create an Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure.”
Qin Yu was unable to refrain from admiring this Chehou Yuan.

This sort of person who was willing to sacrifice his life for his ideals was someone who’s worth being admired. 
“Junior from the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm, you have still not ascended to the Divine Realm yet. Even though your soul’s level is very high, I reckon your body’s strength is still not up to much. I suspect… with your current strength, you’re simply unable to enter the Artifacts Palace and Refining Flames Palace, the locations where the true treasures are located.” Chehou Yuan suddenly said.

“Senior  Chehou  Yuan,  you  might’ve  underestimated  me.” Qin Yu muttered.

“Since you’ve found this place and also saw the image that I left behind, I also cannot let you return empty-handed.”  A slight smile appeared on Chehou Yuan’s face. “The Bewitching God Temple has a total of four palaces and a shared courtyard. When you exit the Front Palace and enter into the courtyard, you should be able to see a spear sticking beside the flower terrace.”
Qin Yu was overjoyed. It would appear that he was still able to obtain a powerful treasure.

Chehou  Yuan’s  gaze  turned  fuzzy.  “That  spear  is  not  a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. It is a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact!”
“Not  a  Grandmist  Spiritual  Treasure?”  Qin  Yu  felt  a  bit disappointed. According to what he had heard, the Grandmist Spiritual Treasures seemed to be very powerful.

Chehou  Yuan  continued.  “The  spear  does  not  contain Grandmist Spiritual Energy, that’s why it’s only a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact! However, that spear was something that I refined through gathering the rare materials of the Divine Realm and spending three entire years. It is the High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact that I am most proud of. Although it does not have Grandmist Spiritual Energy within it, when comparing its might, then it surpasses ordinary Grandmist Spiritual Treasures!”
No matter how calm Qin Yu might be, he still grew excited. 
So it turned out that the spear that Chehou Yuan was giving him was actually the High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact that he was most proud of.

“When you’ve reached the courtyard and see the spear, you merely need to write ‘Yuan’ on the shaft of the spear to break the barrier placed on it. The spear would then be yours to keep.” Said Chehou Yuan.

Qin Yu firmly remembered it.

“Well then, you can leave this room now.” Said Chehou Yuan indifferently. Following that, his figure started to slowly disappear.

“Senior Chehou Yuan, thank you.” Qin Yu gave a proper bow.

Although he knew that what stood in front of him was an image and not the real person, Qin Yu still grew to admire a genius like Chehou Yuan and his determination to create an Exalted Celestial’s Spiritual Treasure even with the risk of him losing his life.

Qin Yu exited the cave. He flew past the waterfall and left the room.

“Gaga~~~” Right after Qin Yu left the room, the wall of the corridor once again descended back down. The room was once again hidden.

This time around, Qin Yu did not explore all the rooms one by one. That was because he came to know from Chehou Yuan’s words, that even if there were treasures in these rooms, they would still not amount to much. The true treasure was that High Quality Heavenly Divine Spear that Chehou Yuan prided himself in.

After coming out from the corridor, Qin Yu entered another corridor. After reaching the end of this corridor, Qin Yu saw a tunnel.

That tunnel leads precisely to the courtyard. 
“I’m about to reach the High Quality Heavenly Divine Spear now. I’d best not be too careless and end up like Immortal Emperor Ni Yang.”  Qin Yu laughed at himself. He spread out his Divine Awareness to completely cover the area ten meters surrounding him. Actually, even if Qin Yu were to be poisoned by that Divine Realm’s poisonous bug’s poison, he would still not end up like Immortal Emperor Ni Yang.

Back then, Immortal Emperor Ni Yang’s soul’s level was merely that of a level eight Immortal Emperor. Qin Yu, on the other hand, had already condensed his soul into a Golden Soul Pellet. His soul was even stronger than ordinary Deities. Furthermore, Qin Yu also possessed… the Meteoric Tear.

Having exited the tunnel, Qin Yu finally entered into the courtyard.

This courtyard was very spacious and empty. There was only a single large tree in the entire courtyard. This large tree is so large that it required three to four people to encircle it. Its height was around twenty meters. However, the treetop covered an extremely large area, over a hundred meters in diameter. 
There was a long stone bench located in the courtyard. Beside the stone bench was a row of weapons. Swords, spears, staffs, clubs, and all kinds of exotic weapons were all present. According to Qin Yu’s knowledge, he suspected that those weapons were all above High Quality Divine Artifact level. They ought to be at the level of Low Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts.

“Was  that  the  poisonous  bug  that  caused  the  death  of Immortal Emperor Ni Yang?”
Qin Yu saw that in front of that row of weapons were actually several tens of bug carcasses.

“Ni Yang from back then, after he threw Emperor Yu and the Mystic Emperor off and came to the courtyard, did he get too excited and want to obtain the weapons without paying attention to the bugs under his foot?” Seeing the scene in front of him, Qin Yu was able to imagine what had happened back then. After a moment, Qin Yu’s gaze was cast toward the left side of the courtyard, toward a simple and unadorned spear located beside the flower terrace.

“Immortal Emperor Ni Yang, how could you have known, that this ordinary looking spear was actually a weapon more precious than that entire row of weapons.”  Qin Yu proceeded to walk towards that spear.

Chapter 31: The Housekeeper Of The Bewitching God Temple

[TL: In this chapter, IET used two different forms of ‘refine.’ First, there is the refine to create. (the refine from previous chapter) that I decided to change to refine and create to differentiate. The second form is to refine for usage. Essentially, it has to do with the dripping of blood to form a blood oath. I decided to keep this as refine for now. Editors, if there are any suggestions, please feel free to change them.]

* * *

In the peaceful courtyard stood a short and robust tree.

Qin Yu slowly walked to the spear beside the flower terrace. At the same time, he was carefully surveying this High Level Heavenly Divine Artifact that the master of the Bewitching God Temple, Chehou Yuan, prided himself in. The entire spear was simple, unadorned and black colored. The tip of the spear was very bright. Only on the edge of the tip was there a blood red colored line, adding a hint of murderous aura to the spear. Merely, at this moment, the blood colored line on the edge of the spear was somewhat dull in color. 
Upon seeing this spear, Qin Yu had immediately grown fond of it. He liked the feeling of the spear, simple and unadorned, yet still possessing a hint of murderous aura.

“Chehou Yuan’s level of skill, regarding barrier techniques, is truly profound to an astonishing level ” Qin Yu smiled as he walked to the front of the spear. He then used his finger to write ‘Yuan’ on the spear.

Right after he finished writing the word ‘Yuan’, the spear immediately started emitting a faint crimson light.

Qin Yu faintly smelled the stench of blood. His gaze grew brighter and brighter, as he was looking at the spear. After a short moment, that crimson colored light disappeared. However, at this moment, the spear’s appearance had already undergone a huge change.

The shaft of the spear was now a dark black color. It was radiating a fascinating deep and black luster. It was like the spear’s shaft was able to swallow one’s soul. 
The tip of the spear was bright and shiny. It was so sharp that merely by looking at it one would feel a burst of chilliness in one’s heart.

On the edge of the flat spearhead was a line of bright colored blood. That line of blood extended from the edge and around the entire spearhead. Upon seeing it, Qin Yu had an urge to kill.

“Heavenly Divine Artifacts, I’m not even sure if I can bind it.” Muttered Qin Yu.

“You can.” Suddenly, a voice sounded.

Qin Yu was immensely shocked. Immediately, he turned his head over to look. However, there was no one behind him. Qin Yu was unable to refrain from displaying a shocked expression. “Am I hearing things? I am certain I heard someone saying something earlier.” “I’m over here.” The voice once again sounded from his side.

Qin Yu turned over to look at a lightning speed. He saw a kind looking old grandpa walking over. This kind looking old man continued. “Youngster of the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm, can you tell me your name?”
Qin Yu frowned as he looked at the man in front of him. He started pondering in his mind. “Who is he? According to the words of the master of the Bewitching God Temple, there shouldn’t be anyone else here. How did such an expert appear here?”
The reason why Qin Yu called this old man an expert was because… Qin Yu was unable to detect the aura of the man standing in front of him at all. Qin Yu was certain that this man in front of him possessed an extremely frightening level of power and might even be a Heavenly Deity ranked expert from the Divine Realm.

“I am called Qin Yu, may I ask who Senior might be?” Said Qin Yu immediately. 
Where exactly did this old man come from? Is he coming to steal the High Quality Heavenly Divine Spear?

“Me? I am the housekeeper of the Bewitching God Temple, A’Fu. This name was bestowed to me by my master.” The kind looking old man said with a smile. “Qin Yu, you can address me as Uncle Fu. If one day you become the master of the Bewitching God Temple, you can also address me as A’Fu.”
Qin Yu was stunned.

This great expert in front of him was actually called ‘A’Fu?’ That master of the Bewitching God Temple truly plays around too much.

“Uncle Fu, how come you’re in the Bewitching God Temple?” Qin Yu asked.

Uncle  Fu  lightly  smiled  and  said.  “Me?  I’ve  lived  in  the Bewitching God Temple for my entire life. I have never left it. Even when those people from the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm came in here to test out their luck and try to obtain a Divine Weapon, I still only observed them.”
Qin Yu was unable to refrain from feeling ashamed.

It would appear that everything that he had done when entering the Bewitching God Temple was completely known by this Uncle Fu.

“According to the order my master had left behind when he left here, whoever obtains the message my master left behind, shall become his sole successor. So from now on, i will consider you my master’s sole successor.” Said Uncle Fu.

Qin Yu felt a burst of dizziness.

However, he instantly recalled what the Bewitching God Temple’s master Chehou Yuan had said… “Since you’ve found this location and also opened the image I left behind, you shall become the sole person with the opportunity to obtain the greatest treasure of my Bewitching God Temple. Of course… as to whether or not you’ll obtain it, will depend on your luck as well as your ability.”
Combining what Chehou Yuan had said with what Uncle Fu had just said.

Qin Yu realized one thing. Opening that image is merely the starting point, becoming the official successor of the Bewitching God Temple. However, what he’ll be able to obtain… that would still have to depend on his own ability.

“Qin Yu, although you are the sole successor of my master, according to the order my master had left behind, you must have sufficient strength in order to obtain the two great palaces. Of course… even if you do not possess sufficient strength, just by merely opening my master’s hidden room, you are qualified to obtain this Divine Spear.”  Said Uncle Fu while smiling.

Qin Yu nodded. This Uncle Fu mentioned obtaining the two great palaces that the Bewitching God Temple’s master left behind, where then are the two great palaces?

“Qin Yu, this spear is a High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact. With your current soul’s level, you are capable of personalizing such an artifact.”  Said Uncle Fu with a smile. “Quickly, drop some blood on the Heavenly Divine Spear and make it yours.”
Qin Yu nodded. He extended his right hand and grabbed the spear.

A coldness that penetrated through the heart. That dark black colored spear shaft sent a ice-cold sensation to Qin Yu following along his palm. Without the slightest hesitation, Qin Yu immediately dripped blood out from his finger.

“Buzz…” Having absorbed a drop of Qin Yu’s blood, the spear immediately started trembling. The crimson colored radiance was faintly emitted once again. The blood line revolving around the tip of the spear had also grown even brighter. 
Qin Yu was able to clearly feel a sort of connection, the connection between this spear and his soul!

“Spear name: ‘Waning Snow.’ High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact. It’s firmness is so strong that it cannot be destroyed. Two major auxiliary powers: Body Break and Devouring Soul.” Information regarding the Heavenly Divine Spear Waning Snow had instantly appeared in Qin Yu’s mind.

When Qin Yu completely comprehended the attack power of this Divine Spear, Qin Yu was unable to refrain his shock.

“With this Divine Spear, my attack power has increased ten times at the very least.”  Qin Yu was overjoyed. “This Divine Spear was said to be so hard that it cannot be destroyed. Furthermore, it can even completely crush its opponent’s body in order to amplify its attack power. At the same time, it also has the ability to devour souls… truly amazing.”
Uncle Fu who stood to the side saw Qin Yu’s expression. He laughed and said. “Only by having the soul devouring effect would an artifact be considered as an absolute top class treasure. Back then, master had collected all kinds of top-notch materials from the Divine Realm and spent three entire years in order to create this High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact. Ordinarily, only powerful Grandmist Spiritual Treasures would possess the ability to devour souls. However, this High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact also possesses it. There is no need for me to say anymore regarding the preciousness of this Divine Spear Waning Snow.”
Excited, Qin Yu nodded his head.

Soul devouring!

That is, devouring the soul’s energy!

Against the true experts of the Divine Realm, mere physical attacks do not possess much effect. Their true lethal weakness is the soul! Only through eliminating the soul would one achieve true victory. As long as one was struck by this Divine Spear, even if one’s body does not suffer any injury, one’s soul would grow weaker. After being attacked by the Divine Spear numerous times, one’s soul could even disperse. One could easily imagine how powerful this Divine Spear was.

“Body Break. If one’s opponent’s strength is too strong, then even trying to damage their body would be hard.” Said Qin Yu as he smiled.

Uncle Fu nodded and said. “Body Break. That is an effect caused by the blood line imprint on the spear tip of this Divine Spear Waning Snow. Even if one’s opponent possesses a very powerful body, even if you’re unable to destroy their body, you can still leave behind a hole in their body!”
Qin Yu held the spear with one hand. He brandished it for a little while and was extremely satisfied.

Regarding spears, Qin Yu knew how to use them pretty well. “Uncle Fu, earlier you said that I am capable of binding this Divine Spear Snow Breaker? How did you determine that?” Qin Yu thought of this. When binding a treasure, it would usually be determined by one’s soul’s level.

However, even though Qin Yu’s soul’s level was very powerful right now, he was still unable to even bind the Meteoric Tear.

Uncle  Fu  laughed  and  said.  “Refining  weapons  is  indeed dependent on one’s soul’s level. I can tell you that the people of your Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm are capable of refining Divine Artifacts when their soul reaches the Emperor level. However, only when their soul’s level reach that of the Deity stage, would they be able to bind Heavenly Divine Artifacts.”
“Some  time  ago,  there  was  another  person  from  the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm that came here. Unfortunately his soul’s level was truly too weak. He was unable to even withstand the poison from the Divine Realm’s poisonous insect. Even if he were to be allowed to bind a Heavenly Divine Artifact, he would still be unable to do it.” Uncle Fu lightly laughed. Qin Yu nodded in understanding.

So it turned out that in order to bind a Heavenly Divine Artifact, one’s soul must be at the level of Deities.

Currently, Qin Yu’s soul had reached the ‘Golden Soul Pellet’ stage. That was to say, the level of Deities. However, why was it that he was unable to bind the Meteoric Tear? What exactly was this Meteoric Tear?

“Uncle Fu, are there treasures that even Deities were unable to bind?” Qin Yu asked.

“There are.” Uncle Fu nodded and said. “As Heavenly Divine Artifacts and Divine Artifacts are all man made, they are comparatively easy to bind. Yet there is another kind of artifact… Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. The Grandmist Spiritual Treasures are hard to bind.”
Qin Yu recalled three things… Jiang Lan’s Realm, Meteoric Tear as well as that golden bead he obtained on the Fourteen Star Emperor Level Dark Star. 
These three items were all items that he was unable to completely bind.

“How hard is it to bind the Grandmist Spiritual Treasures?” Qin Yu asked.

“It’s  not  that  they  are  hard  to  bind,  but  rather  that Grandmist Spiritual Treasures possess spirituality. Binding them requires not only ability, it also requires luck as well as many other things.”  Uncle Fu had followed the master of the Bewitching God Temple for numerous years. Thus, he also knew quite a lot.

“There  are  some  Grandmist  Spiritual  Treasures  that,  if brought together by fate, could be bound by even a mortal. However, there are also Grandmist Spiritual Treasures that are hard to bind even for Heavenly Deities.” Uncle Fu was smiling. “Grandmist   Spiritual   Treasures   contain   within   them Grandmist Spiritual Energy. In order to bind them, firstly it would depend on your ability and secondly your destiny.” “Of course, the higher one’s soul’s level is, the easier it will be for  one  to  bind  a  Grandmist  Spiritual  Treasure.”  Uncle  Fu summarized.

Qin Yu nodded in contemplation.

Qin Yu now understood somewhat. Grandmist Spiritual Treasures, regardless of whether they’re Innate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures, produced by nature, or man made Acquired Grandmist Spiritual Treasures, all contained Grandmist Spiritual Energy… binding them was no easy task.

“Jiang Lan’s Realm was created by Uncle Lan, it should be an Acquired Grandmist Spiritual Treasure.” Qin Yu thought in his heart.

Even with his current strength, he was still unable to open the third layer of the Jiang Lan’s Realm. Thus, he had naturally come to the conclusion that it was a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. “As for the Meteoric Tear, it was absorbed into my body when I was still a mortal and could be considered as having recognized me as its master. However, even now, I still have yet to gain complete control over it. It would appear that it is another Grandmist Spiritual Treasure.” Qin Yu started smiling.

Although he had still not gained complete control over it even now, that Meteoric Tear had admitted him as its master since back in the Mortal Realm. Evidently, this Meteoric Tear was brought together with him by fate.

Some Grandmist Spiritual Treasures were able to be bound by Mortals. That was true.

“Unfortunately for the golden bead, it froze even my Soul’s Power when touching it. I truly don’t know how to go about binding it.” Qin Yu thought to himself. He then immediately shook his head and stopped thinking about it.

After putting away the High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact ‘Waning Snow,’ Qin Yu started chatting with the housekeeper of the Bewitching God Temple, Uncle Fu, as they walked to the weapons rack with the numerous weapons. 
“Back then, that man from the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm, that came here with the Bewitching God Painting, stepped on a dead poisonous bug. Sigh. With such a weak soul, he still tried to vainly attempt to obtain a Heavenly Divine Artifact. Isn’t that courting death?” Said Uncle Fu with a light smile.

Qin Yu looked to the numerous dead poisonous bug carcesses on the ground.

“Uncle  Fu,  is  the  poison  of  these  poisonous  bugs  very powerful?” Qin Yu asked.

“Not at all. If one’s soul reached the Deity level and condensed into a Golden Soul Pellet, then even if he were to be poisoned by these bugs, it would take merely a short while for him to remove the poison. Merely, if one’s soul still hasn’t condensed into a Golden Soul Pellet, then one would definitely die upon being poisoned.” Said Uncle Fu indifferently. Qin Yu nodded. He then walked to the rack of Heavenly Divine Weapons.

“These ought to be all Heavenly Divine Weapons right? What quality are they?” Qin Yu asked.

Uncle Fu nodded and said. “These Heavenly Divine Artifacts are all ornaments that my master had casually forged. They are all weapons that are made from the discarded materials guests had left behind. All of them are Low Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts and possess no special abilities. They are extremely ordinary.”
Qin Yu sighed in his heart.

Discarded materials left behind by guests?

This master of the Bewitching God Temple was truly amazing. He had casually created a series of Heavenly Divine Artifacts and threw them aside as ornaments. “If you want them, you can have them. However, I suspect you do not have any Heavenly Divine Artifact level spatial ring right? It’ll be hard for you to put them away.”  Said Uncle Fu with a light smile. Qin Yu merely smiled mysteriously.

He walked to the front of those weapons. Then, with an intention of his mind.

“Absorb!”
That weapons rack disappeared into thin air. Of course, the series of Low Quality Heavenly Divine Artifacts on the weapons rack was also absorbed into the Jiang Lan’s Realm by Qin Yu.

“You.” Uncle Fu looked to Qin Yu in shock. “You possess a Heavenly Divine Artifact level spatial ring? Spatial artifacts are things that are extremely hard to make. My master hated creating that sort of artifact the most. However, to those Godkings, even though they are relatively unskilled at forging artifacts, due to their complete comprehension of the spatial laws, creating those spatial artifacts becomes comparatively easy.” Qin Yu lightly smiled.

There is even specialization in techniques. Those Godkings that stand at the apex of the Divine Realm had completely comprehended the spatial laws. Thus, it was naturally not too hard for them to forge spatial rings. No matter how amazing Chehou Yuan was, his comprehension of the spatial laws was still inferior to the Godkings.

“Uncle  Fu,  earlier  you  had  said  that  the  master  of  the Bewitching God Temple left behind two palaces, where are they?” Qin Yu had been concerned about that the entire time.

“I knew that you’ve been concerned about that the entire time.”  Uncle  Fu  turned  around  and  looked  to  the  palaces behind him and to the right of him. He then said. “Qin Yu, this Bewitching God Temple is divided into four great palaces: Front Palace, Transfer Palace, Artifacts Palace and the Refining Flames Palace. My master had practically hidden all his treasures within the Artifacts Palace and the Refining Flames Palace.”

Chapter 32: Do You Have A Soul?

“Artifacts Palace? Refining Flames Palace?”
Qin Yu felt that his heart had jumped ferociously. He was already able to guess the status the master of the Bewitching God Temple possessed in the Divine Realm. The treasure storage left behind by such a person, oh how astonishing that would be?

“The  palace  across  from  the  Front  Palace  is  the  Artifacts Palace. The palace to the left of the courtyard is the Transfer Palace. To the right is the Refining Flames Palace.”  Uncle Fu explained as he pointed at the three palaces.

Qin Yu looked to the three palaces.

The entrance of the Transfer Palace was wide open. It ought to be very easy to enter it. However, the entrances of the Artifacts Palace and the Refining Flames Palace were completely shut. “My master’s ability to create artifacts could be regarded as the best in the entire Divine Realm. The Refining Flames Palace is the place where my master would generally create artifacts. Inside the Refining Flames Palace is the Refining Mastery that my master had left behind. There are also many instruments that my master used to create artifacts.”  Uncle Fu said while smiling.

Qin Yu’s gaze immediately turned blazing as he looked to the Refining Flames Palace.

Qin Yu understood very well that regardless of whether it was the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm, the Divine Realm or the Mortal Realm, they were all locations where one’s strength determines one’s status. In a world where those with strength prevail… the status of a master who possessed the greatest ability to create weapons and artifacts, its exaltedness was something one could easily imagine.

Chehou Yuan had also said that there were even Godking level experts that had come to him to ask him to assist them in creating Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. Chehou Yuan, his craftsmanship ability had reached such a level where even Godkings have come to ask for his help, the status that Chehou Yuan possessed was well imaginable.

“If I were to learn this ability to create artifacts, then it’d likely be a lot easier for me to take Li’er as my wife.” Qin Yu’s heart grew excited. Qin Yu also knew that even if he were to obtain the Forging Mastery, he would still have to spend a large amount of time in order to become a Forging Master. However, if he didn’t have the Forging Mastery… then no matter how hard he tried, it’d still be very difficult for him to achieve major accomplishments in the field of refining and creating artifacts.

After all, the statuses of peak experts of all skills and trades were not something that one could reach with merely effort. There was also the need for Heavenly Resources!
Uncle Fu continued. “Although there are not many treasures in the Refining Flames Palace, contained within it is my master’s Forging Mastery. Thus, it can be considered the most important place in the entire Bewitching God Temple. There are two requirements for one to be able to open the Refining Flames Palace.” “What are they?” Qin Yu blurted out.

Even someone as calm as Qin Yu was unable to resist his thirst for the Forging Mastery.

“My master once said that only his disciple would be qualified to succeed the Refining Flames Palace. Thus, of the two requirements to open the Refining Flames Palaces, the first one is…. for one’s True Flame to be at the ‘White Pure Flame’ level!” Said Uncle Fu with a light smile.

“White Pure Flame?” Qin Yu was stunned. He only recovered after a short moment. “What level flame is the White Pure Flame?”
Uncle Fu explained. “Generally, the True Flame of Deities are ‘Black Divine Flames.’ As for experts at the Heavenly Deity level, their body’s True Flame is the ‘White Pure Flame.’ In order to learn my master’s refining techniques, merely the requirement to become a disciple is that one’s True Flame must be White Pure Flame.” ‘The requirement to become a disciple is that one’s True Flame must be White Pure Flame?’ Qin Yu felt bitter in his heart.

Although the Forging Mastery of the Forging Master was extremely precious, the requirement one must meet in order to learn it was extremely astonishing. Fortunately his ‘Stellar Transformation’ martial technique was also special. Qin Yu was only at the Origin Stage but his True Flame was already the Black Divine Flame.

Qin Yu suddenly thought in his mind. “That Chehou Yuan said that the Bewitching God Temple would block the people from the Divine Realm from entering it. If one haven’t reach the Deity level, how would their body’s True Flame be at the White Pure Flame level?”
Uncle Fu seemed to have guessed what Qin Yu thought. He continued. “My master had already anticipated that the True Flame of people from the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm cannot be the White Pure Flame. Thus, he had relocated an item from the Refining Flames Palace to the Artifacts Palace.” Qin Yu started at Uncle Fu.

“What’s in the Artifacts Palace?” Qin Yu asked.

“The Artifacts Palace contains within it a large number of things. For example, there are precious forging materials. My master’s forging materials are all placed in the Artifacts Palace. At the same time, there are also some precious Heavenly Divine Artifacts and even a couple Acquired Grandmist Spiritual Treasures.” Said Uncle Fu solemnly.

Even though he was already prepared, Qin Yu was still unable to refrain from looking at the Artifacts Palace again.

Chehou Yuan’s forging materials? Precious Heavenly Divine Artifacts? Precious Acquired Grandmist Spiritual Treasures?

“The Artifacts Palace is the storage of all kinds of treasures that my master possessed. It is still possible for you to obtain them.” Uncle Fu said while smiling. “There are a lot of things in the Artifacts Palace. At the same time, it is also very messy. There are also precious items like the Divine Spiritual Crystal Soul, machineries that my master has created and so on.”
Qin Yu nodded.

It would seem that practically all of the treasures of the Bewitching God Temple was hidden in the Artifacts Palace. As for the Refining Flames Palace, it contained only the Forging Mastery as well as some forging tools.

Qin  Yu  suddenly  asked.  “Uncle  Fu,  you’ve  said  that  the master of the Bewitching God Temple had once transferred one item from the Refining Flames Palace to the Artifacts Palace, what is that item?”  Qin Yu had a premonition that this item that was transferred was no ordinary item.

Uncle Fu smiled and said. “It was nine ‘Purple Origin Flame Beads.’”
“Nine Purple Origin Flame Beads? What is a Purple Origin Flame Bead?” Qin Yu grew puzzled. He had never heard about something called Purple Origin Flame Bead. 
Uncle Fu explained. “The Purple Origin Flame Beads are nine Flame Beads birthed by the world. They could be considered as Innate Grandmist Spiritual Treasures.”
‘Since they’re Grandmist Spiritual Treasures, they most definitely won’t be inferior.’ That was what Qin Yu thought.

“However, the Purple Origin Flame Beads are merely third- rated Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. If one were to compare the preciousness, then they are inferior to even your High Quality Heavenly Divine Spear Waning Snow.” Said Uncle Fu with a light smile.

Qin Yu nodded as if he had expected that.

He knew that Grandmist Spiritual Treasures only meant that they contained within them Grandmist Spiritual Energy. Their strength was not necessarily higher than that of Heavenly Divine Artifacts. Furthermore, one must also consider as to what quality the Grandmist Spiritual Treasure was. A third- rated Grandmist Spiritual Treasure like this was nothing extraordinary.
Uncle Fu’s tone suddenly changed. He said. “However, the nine Purple Origin Flame Beads have been re-made by my master. I do not know how my master did it, but he basically combined all nine Purple Origin Flame Beads into one and increased their power by a large margin. At the same time, it turned into the core of the entire Bewitching God Temple.”
“Core  of  the  entire  Bewitching  God  Temple?”   Qin  Yu suddenly thought of something.

Uncle Fu nodded. “That’s right. In the past, these nine Purple Origin Flame Beads were located in the Refining Flame Palace. That was because when my master extract the fire energy from those Flame Beads, it allowed him to create artifacts more effortlessly. This time around, when my master left, he transferred these nine Purple Origin Flame Beads into the Artifacts Palace… As long as you can absorb these nine Purple Origin Flame Beads into your body, this entire Bewitching God Temple shall be yours.” Qin Yu was unable to refrain his joy. “This aspect is actually pretty similar to the Qingyu Immortal Mansion. The Qingyu Immortal Mansion also has an Elemental Spirit Essence Soul as its core. This Bewitching God Temple also possesses a core.”
“My master once told me that it is hard to open the Refining Flames Palace. However, if you are able to open the Artifacts Palace and obtain the nine Purple Origin Flame Beads, then you’ll have obtained the Bewitching God Temple. You would then be able to carry the Bewitching God Temple with you and open the Refining Flames Palace when your strength grows stronger.” Said Uncle Fu.

Qin Yu suddenly remembered something.

“Uncle  Fu,  you  said  earlier  that  there  are  two  major requirements to opening the Refining Flames Palace. You’ve only said that the body’s True Flame must reach the White Pure Flame level. What is the second requirement?”  Qin Yu suddenly asked.

“The second one is truly difficult.” Uncle Fu sighed. “When your True Flame reached the White Pure Flame level, you’ll be able to open the entrance of the Refining Flames Palace. However, after you enter the Refining Flames Palace, you’ll encounter three great formation arrays. You must break through all three of the great formation arrays in order to obtain it. The second requirement is thus requiring you to achieve a very high level of comprehension toward the Divine Realm’s formation arrays and barriers.”
Qin Yu was speechless.

Formation arrays, barriers?

Qin Yu knew that this was his biggest failing. That was because the time he had cultivated was truly too short. Formation arrays and barriers are things that required the most time to research.

Furthermore, the requirement of the Refining Flames Palace was to achieve a high level comprehension of the formation arrays and barriers of the Divine Realm. Yet currently, Qin Yu merely knew of some basic formation arrays and barriers of the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. 
“What level is that Illusion Array outside of the Bewitching God Temple?” Qin Yu asked.

“That? That’s only the lowest, the most basic of the Divine Realm’s Illusion Array. Qin Yu, think about it. As even you people from the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm were capable of entering into parts of this Divine Realm’s Illusion Array, just think about how low level that formation array is.” Said Uncle Fu indifferently. “That formation array was merely something that master had casually set up in order to prevent the people from the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm from bothering the Bewitching God Temple unceasingly.”
Qin  Yu  took  a  deep  breath.  He  started  laughing.  “Forget about it. I won’t think about the matters of opening the Refining Flames Palace right now. Let me first open the Artifacts Palace.”
Inside the courtyard, Qin Yu and Uncle Fu walked to the entrance of the Artifacts Palace. The entrance door of the Artifacts Palace was entirely dark red in color. This entrance door was not in a style of two opening doors. Instead, the only way to open this entrance door was to slowly lift it up to expose a tunnel leading to the Artifacts Palace.

“My master once said before that the requirements to open this Artifacts Palace are not high at all. The first requirement is to find the mechanism of this entrance door through using Divine Awareness. The second requirement… once you’ve found the mechanism, I will tell you.” Uncle Fu looked to Qin Yu.

Confidently, Qin Yu spread out his Divine Awareness.

Qin Yu’s Divine Awareness covered the entire entrance door. It was carefully inspecting every single area of the entrance door.

One time.

No result at all. 
“Let me remind you, the mechanism is located above the entrance gate.” Said Uncle Fu indifferently.

Qin Yu nodded. He then proceeded to search for it even more attentively, over and over. The entire entrance gate was merely that big. However, Qin Yu searched for the mechanism with his Divine Awareness several times back and forth to no avail.

“Mn?” Qin Yu’s Divine Awareness was locked onto two locations toward the bottom of the entrance gate. Earlier, when his Divine Awareness passed through those two places, he had felt that they were unusual.

“What are these two places for?” A Divine Sword appeared in Qin Yu’s hand. He struck those two places with his Divine Sword. His Origin Energy had also passed through the Divine Sword and struck on those two places.

Suddenly… Cyan lights exploded outward from those two places. At the same time, two protrusions appeared from those two places.

“Very  good.  You’ve  accomplished  the  first  requirement  to opening the Artifacts Palace. Originally I thought your soul’s level to be at the Golden Soul Pellet stage. However, it would appear that your soul has already reached the Pre-infant Soul stage.” Said Uncle Fu while smiling.

Qin Yu looked to Uncle Fu in confusion.

Pre-infant Soul?

“Uncle Fu, you said that my soul has reached the Pre-infant Soul stage?” Qin Yu asked again.
Uncle Fu said matter-of-factly. “As far as I know, in order to detect the hidden mechanism, one’s soul must reach a level close to that of a High Level Deities. In order to find the hidden mechanism in the door, one’s soul must reach the Pre-infant Soul stage. If you did not reach the Pre-infant Soul stage, then how could you have found the location of the mechanism?” Qin Yu nodded in understanding.

“Could it be that this Uncle Fu is not a Heavenly Deity level expert?” Qin Yu grew puzzled.

Qin Yu knew very well himself that his soul was merely at the Gold Soul Pellet stage. For him to be able to luckily find the location of the mechanism, it likely was because of the assistance from the Meteoric Tear that allowed his Soul’s Power to be even more sensitive.

“If Uncle Fu was a Heavenly Deity level expert, he should be able to discover my soul’s level. However, he was unable to discover it… then he isn’t a Heavenly Deity. However, I am unable to detect Uncle Fu’s aura at all. Why is that the case?” Qin Yu grew puzzled.

With Qin Yu’s current soul’s level, if he was a deity, Qin Yu would definitely be able to tell. Qin Yu was unable to refrain his confusion.

“Qin Yu, as you’ve found this hidden mechanism, these two protrusions have also appeared. What you must do now is to grab these two protrusions with your hands and pull the entrance door up.” Said Uncle Fu.

Qin Yu woke back up from his pondering.

“Pull up the entire stone entrance door?” Confidently, Qin Yu walked to the two protrusions. These two protrusions were merely a foot taller than the ground. The distance between the two protrusions were just right for Qin Yu to grab onto them with his hands.

Qin Yu grabbed the two protrusions and started pulling them.

“Heeh!” Qin Yu shouted. The muscles in his arms immediately started bulging. However, the entrance door did not move in the slightest.

“You can use both your body’s power as well as the energy within your body. It is all fine as long as you can open this entrance door.” Said Uncle Fu as he stood to the side.

At this moment, Qin Yu was half squatting and grabbing firmly onto those two protrusions.

Nine Steps Force, Gold Force, Origin Energy… Qin Yu poured all of his power into his hands. Qin Yu’s muscle’s strength had also burst forth to their limits. His face had also turned red.

“Rise!”
Qin Yu roared. This was the strongest power that Qin Yu possessed! Qin Yu’s muscles started to tremble. His muscles were clearly bulging. However, the entrance door merely slightly trembled and then stopped responding.

“To be able to make the entrance door tremble, that means… once you increase your strength to three times the strength you possess now, you’ll be able to pull the entrance door up completely.” Said Uncle Fu who stood to the side.

Qin Yu was unable to help himself from letting go of the protrusions.

“According to the set up that my master had made, in order to open the main entrance door, one’s power must reach the Low Level Heavenly Deity level. In order to find the hidden mechanism, one’s soul must reach the Low Level Heavenly Deity level. My master had said… that at the very least, one must reach this level to be qualified to possess the Bewitching God Temple.” Said Uncle Fu slowly.

“Low Level Heavenly Deity?” Qin Yu was shocked. His strength was comparable to one third of that of a Low Level Heavenly Deity?

“Your soul’s level have reached the Pre-infant Soul. If you continue to train, you should be able to increase your strength to Low Level Heavenly Deity level.” Said Uncle Fu.

Qin Yu was once again puzzled.

“Uncle Fu, do you have a soul?” Qin Yu suddenly asked.

Qin Yu was unable to think of a reason why he was unable to detect even the slightest amount of aura from Uncle Fu. There was only a single possibility… Uncle Fu does not have a soul. However, could a human not have a soul?

Uncle Fu was unable to refrain from looking at Qin Yu with a shocked expression. He then calmed down and said with a smile. “You’ve found out? That’s right, I do not have a soul.”

Chapter 33: Puppet

As Qin Yu was unable to detect Uncle Fu’s aura, he had concluded that Uncle Fu should be levels above him. However, Uncle Fu was unable to detect his true strength. That appeared to be a contradiction. Qin Yu was only able to think of one possibility… that Uncle Fu does not have a soul.

However, Qin Yu was unable to accept this conclusion. Thus, he blurted out that question. Yet, Uncle Fu’s response had truly shocked Qin Yu.

“Uncle Fu, you truly do not have a soul?” Qin Yu asked again to confirm.

Uncle Fu smiled and nodded. “That’s right, I don’t. What, is that strange?”
“How is that possible? The most important aspect of a person is their soul. If one does not have a soul, how could they exist?” Qin Yu retorted. “Even if one were a Heavenly Deity, I’d suspect that one would still die without a soul.” Uncle Fu smiled and instead asked Qin Yu a question in response. “Have I said that I am a person?”
Qin Yu was stunned. “Uncle Fu, you mean?”
Uncle Fu took a deep sigh. “I am not a person at all. Instead, I am a puppet that was created by my master. Merely, I am a relatively high level puppet.”
“Puppet?” Qin Yu was listening attentively.

“In the Divine Realm, some of the high level craftsmen are able to directly create bodies. After placing some simple sentience into the bodies, those bodies would then become puppets.”  Uncle Fu shook his head and said while smiling. “Merely, to create a puppet is very difficult. For one, it is hard to create a human shaped corporeal body. Secondly, it is hard to install wisdom and sentience into the body.” Qin Yu suddenly recalled the hometown of his master Lei Wei…. that science and technology cosmos where Earth was located in.

“I know of a Mortal Realm level cosmic space. In the cosmic space, there is the existence of a kind of science and technology. Within that was the existence of artificial intelligence.” Qin Yu said.

Uncle Fu shook his head and said unconcernedly. “I too gained some knowledge of the existence of the science and technology cosmos during the time when I was in the Divine Realm. It is merely an ordinary level cosmos of the same level as the Mortal Realm. They utilize extrinsic matters to research the cosmos. That is truly very low level… as far as I know, there has yet to be a single science and technology cosmos that has managed to breakthrough the bindings of the Mortal Realm to a cosmic space at the level of Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm.”
Qin Yu nodded. Merely by relying on external forces, without cultivating one’s own body, it was very hard to achieve success.

“Furthermore, that sort of intelligence is also very low level. It possesses neither emotions nor the ability to think for itself. It is merely a very low level intelligence. However, the ‘puppets’ that Deity level experts create, they are practically no different from people when looking from the exterior.” Uncle Fu said.

“Indeed.”  From  the  conversation  with  Uncle  Fu,  Qin  Yu sensed that Uncle Fu possessed the same intelligence as people.

“Uncle Fu, how did puppets manage to possess intelligence?” Qin Yu asked.

Uncle Fu shook his head and said. “Regarding that, I am honestly not very certain. That it because even in the Divine Realm, there are not many people who know how to create puppets. In the Divine Realm, those who possess puppets as servants are all people with great status and power.” Qin Yu suddenly recalled a thing.

“Uncle Fu, look.”  With but a thought, the Sword Immortal Puppet that was bestowed to him by Uncle Lan flew out from Qin Yu’s body. “Is this the sort of puppet that you spoke of?”
Qin Yu still remember that back then when Uncle Lan gave this to him, he had called it the ‘Sword Immortal Puppet.’
“This is a puppet.” Uncle Fu instantly confirmed it. However, after looking at it for a long time, he said. “The material that was used to create this puppet isn’t very precious. Its body’s toughness also could not be considered very strong. Merely, the expert who created this puppet possessed an extremely high level of craftsmanship. He was actually able to make such a result from ordinary materials.”
“How good is the strength of this puppet?” Qin Yu promptly asked.

Uncle  Fu  said  indifferently.  “The  skeleton  of  this  puppet could be considered as being tough and durable. I reckon it’s comparable to a Low Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact. Yet, its muscles are only ordinary. However, I sense that this puppet’s skeleton and muscles complements one another. It was forged extremely skillfully. To be able to create such a puppet, there are also not many experts in the Divine Realm that are capable of doing it.”
Uncle Fu had followed the master of the Bewitching God Temple, Chehou Yuan, for all these years, thus he also know quite a lot.

“However, this puppet does not have intelligence.” Uncle Fu was a bit puzzled. “I believe that for an expert who could refine such a harmonious corporeal body, it should not be hard for him to install simple intelligence to this puppet.”
Qin Yu suddenly came to a realization.

Uncle Lan had actually given him a Divine Realm’s puppet. This signified that Uncle Lan’s intention was to give Qin Yu a better guarantee in his survival. It was very simple why Uncle Lan did not install intelligence to the puppet. Uncle Lan wanted Qin Yu to rely mostly on himself. 
“Uncle  Fu,  how  good  is  your  corporeal  body?”   Qin  Yu suddenly asked.

A confident shine flashed through Uncle Fu’s eyes. He said. “As the housekeeper of the number one artifact craftsman of the Divine Realm, there are not many puppets that are stronger than me in the entire Divine Realm. My body’s toughness… is definitely at the level of High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact!”
Qin Yu was startled.

High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact. Oh how tough and durable that was! It was likely that even ordinary High Level Heavenly Deities did not possess such a valiant body. Uncle Fu’s body was actually this powerful.

“However,  what  use  is  there  for  my  body  to  be  tough? Although I possess the same intelligence as people, I still do not possess a soul. I am not a living thing and cannot cultivate nor could I comprehend the spatial laws… With my strength, if I were to encounter a Mid Level Heavenly Deity, then I’d have my hands tied, waiting to be captured.” A trace of helplessness appeared on Uncle Fu’s face.

Qin Yu understood.

Experts of the Heavenly Deity level most likely possess a very powerful comprehension toward the spatial laws. When experts reach that level, who among them would actually fight you in close range? Through merely controlling the space, they’re able to execute people from afar. This was also the reason why Uncle Fu stated that he is inferior to Mid Level Heavenly Deities.

Inside the courtyard, a leaf floated by Qin Yu and slowly landed on the floor.

Qin Yu turned his head around to look. “Uncle Fu, what is the name of this large tree?”
“Red Tung Tree. It is also classified as a treasured variety in the Divine Realm. Red Tung Trees grows extremely slowly…. this Red Tung Tree is already several billion years old.” Said Uncle Fu while smiling.

Qin Yu looked to the Red Tung Tree in front of him in shock. This tree had a girth requiring three to four people to surround it. Its height was only around twenty meters. Its treetop could also be considered wide. The diameter was over a hundred meters.

However, a height of twenty meters and a girth requiring three to four people to surround it.

Had this been in Qin Yu’s hometown… the Purple Mystic Star’s ‘Great Wilderness,’ then a tree of this height and thickness could be seen everywhere. In merely several tens of years a tree would be able to grow to this size. However, this tree was several billions of years old!

“It’s  only  this  tall  after  such  a  long  time?”  Qin  Yu  was somewhat shocked. “You’d best not underestimate the Red Tung Tree. I can let you know explicitly that this Red Tung Tree definitely worth more than your High Quality Heavenly Divine Spear Waning Snow.” Said Uncle Fu with absolute certainty.

Qin Yu looked to the Red Tung Tree in amazement.

“The Red Tung Tree, whether its roots or its branch, they are all extremely tough and durable. Their toughness are naturally comparable to ordinary High Quality Divine Artifacts. If one were to create items using either the roots or the branches of the Red Tung Tree, then one could make a Low Quality or Mid Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact.” Slowly said Uncle Fu as he looked to the Red Tung Tree. “Especially the trunk of the Red Tung Tree. With such a thick Red Tung Tree trunk, with merely a slight refinement, its toughness would definitely be at the level of High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact.”
Qin Yu now understood that this Red Tung Tree was covered with treasures.

“This  Red  Tung  Tree  was  a  reward  that  my  master  had sought for when he helped Godking Lei Bu refine a Grandmist Spiritual Treasure. Back then, Godking Lei Bu was very pained to give this to my master too.” Uncle Fu said while smiling. “I suspect that in the entire Divine Realm, the only tree that’s more precious that a Red Tung Tree would be the legendary Ancient Ironwood Tree.”
Qin Yu was shocked. He did not expect for there to be a tree even more amazing than the Red Tung Tree.

“That Ancient Ironwood Tree is something that even my master had never seen before. He had only seen a branch from the Ancient Ironwood Tree before. It was a material that a High Level Heavenly Deity brought with to my master when asking him to help create an artifact.” Said Uncle Fu.

Qin Yu naturally understood it in his heart.

Even the Bewitching God Temple’s master had never seen it before, the preciousness of the Ancient Ironwood Tree was something that one can well imagine. “Uncle Fu, I am unable to open this Artifacts Palace. What should I do?” Qin Yu looked to the stone entrance door beside him. He felt a bit helpless in his heart.

Uncle Fu still had a face filled with smiles. He said. “Don’t worry. Didn’t I tell you this before? As you’ve opened the image my master had left behind, you are then the sole successor of my master. It is fine for you to be unable to open it now. It is not too late for you to come back when you possess the strength to open it in the future.”
“By the time I possess the strength to open it, I reckon I’ll already be in the Divine Realm.” Said Qin Yu helplessly.

“Even if you’ve ascended to the Divine Realm, you could still find people to assist you in descending to the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm after your strength has increased greatly.” Comforted Uncle Fu.

“Is it very easy for one to descend from the Divine Realm to the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm?” Qin Yu grew puzzled. Uncle Fu shook his head repeatedly. “Of course not. Other than Godkings and Exalted Celestials who would casually pass through space, the rest of the people, including people of high status like my master, would require others to help them if they want to descend to the lower realm.”
“Require others to help them?”  Qin Yu looked to Uncle Fu.
He was waiting for Uncle Fu’s response.

“It is too early for you to ask this. When you reach the Heavenly Deity level and attain a status in the Divine Realm, you would naturally know how to descend to a lower realm. At that time, you merely need to spend some treasures to bribe others to help you descend.” Said Uncle Fu.

Qin Yu was unable to refrain from smiling. Bribe?

It would appear that interpersonal relationship was the same everywhere.

Qin Yu suddenly remembered a question that he had. “Uncle Fu, didn’t you say that people who possessed the aura from the Divine Realm were incapable of entering the Bewitching God Temple? Once I ascend to the Divine Realm, even if I descend back to the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm later, I reckon the Bewitching God Temple would still not allow me to enter it.”
“Haha… you are wrong about that. Although the Bewitching God Temple blocks people with the Divine Realm’s aura from coming in, you’d best not forget that I am the housekeeper of the Bewitching God Temple. As my master is not present, I am the administer of the Bewitching God Temple. As long as I discover that it is you who has come, I would naturally give you access.” Said Uncle Fu.

Hearing Uncle Fu saying that, Qin Yu also had a long sigh of relief.

The treasures left behind by the number one artifact craftsman of the Divine Realm, even if he had to return back here after ascending to the Divine Realm, it would still be worth it. Qin Yu had heard that even the Godkings of the Divine Realm had asked Chehou Yuan to help before. “If I have the opportunity, I must definitely learn Chehou Yuan’s artifact forging skills.” Thought Qin Yu.

“Qin Yu, with your current strength, it is impossible for you to open the Artifacts Palace and the Refining Flames Palace. As you’ve already been to the Front Palace, let me bring you to the remaining palace, the Transfer Palace.”  Uncle Fu said those words and started walking.

[ED(Robin): I want him to ask about the treasure that the Cyan Emperor obtained sooo badly :D]

Qin Yu followed behind Uncle Fu. The two of them proceeded to walk toward the Transfer Palace.

Unlike the Refining Flames Palace and the Artifacts Palace with closed doors, the Transfer Palace’s entrance was wide open. Furthermore, the entrance to the Transfer Palace was extremely wide. The entrance with a height of around merely ten meters actually possessed a width close to thirty meters. Qin Yu and Uncle Fu stepped past the entrance of the Transfer Palace.

“This is?” Qin Yu looked to the Transfer Palace in confusion. The Transfer Palace was very strange. There was no room whatsoever. Only numerous thick and solid pillars were present. Furthermore, there were words written on each and every pillar.

“There are over thirty pillars here, what are they for? These pillars are not as tall as the roof, they are not there to support the roof at all.” Qin Yu was a bit puzzled.

What exactly are these thirty some erected pillars there for?

Upon seeing Qin Yu’s expression, Uncle Fu opened his mouth and said. “Qin Yu, you ought to know that the higher level a cosmic space was, the more steady it is. My master possessed the strength of a High Level Heavenly Deity. In the Divine Realm, he was still incapable of breaking through the space barrier. However, with my master’s strength, he was able to easily create a space channel in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm.” “That’s right. The space in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm is much more steady than the space in my hometown, the Purple Mystic Star.” Qin Yu said.

The space of the Mortal Realm was something that even a level nine Heavenly Immortal could rip apart. However, the space in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm, even if one were a level nine Immortal Emperor, one would still need to use a large amount of energy and a Divine Artifact to rip apart the space. Just by comparing that, the stability of the spaces was easily seen.

“My master is a master at creating artifacts and puppets. Likewise, he is also extremely good at making space channels. These thirty eight pillars are thirty eight space channels that leads to thirty eight different cosmic spaces.”  Said Uncle Fu dully.

Qin Yu however, was greatly startled. Space channels that leads to thirty eight different cosmic spaces?

“How, how is that possible?” Qin Yu found it hard to believe.

“How is that not possible?” Said Uncle Fu indifferently. “For a cosmic space at the level of the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. For example, if my master wanted to create a space tunnel that connected the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm with the Dinosaur Realm, he would be able to create that easily. After all, my master is a High Level Heavenly Deity. He is merely a step away from becoming a Godking.”
Qin Yu could only nod.

High Level Heavenly Deity. Their comprehension toward the spatial laws were definitely not something the current Qin Yu was able to imagine.

“How do you make a space channel?” Qin Yu suddenly asked. “I am not sure myself. However, the space channels look resemble black holes.” Uncle Fu suddenly said.

Qin Yu was stunned. “Black hole? How is that possible? I am most definitely unable to withstand against the gravitational force of a black hole.” Qin Yu knew very well how hard it was for him to resist the gravitational force of the Eighteen Emperor Level Dark Stars. Thus, there was no need for mention of the gravitational force of a black hole.

“I merely said that they are similar to black holes. I never said that they are black holes. Their gravitational forces is many times smaller than a real black hole.” Said Uncle Fu with a slight smile.

Only then did Qin Yu understood.

Uncle Fu pointed at the erect pillars and said. “These pillars are not real entities. You are able to directly step into them. You’ll enter the space channel when you do. As for which cosmic space they lead to, they are written on each of the pillar.” “Thirty eight cosmic spaces. Truly amazing.” Qin Yu started checking out the pillars one by one.

“Dinosaur Realm. Discovered Heavy Milky Spiritual Bead on the Flowing Cloud Star.”
“Illusion Devil Realm. Discovered Five Clever Blocks Stone on the Sky Blue Star.”
“Third Cosmic Space of the Mortal Realm. Discovered Black Ivory Spring Water on the Maywind Star.”
On each of the pillar listed the cosmic space that it leads to as well as the precious material that was discovered on the cosmic space. Among them, those cosmic spaces of the same level as the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm all possessed names. However, the Mortal Realm’s cosmic spaces merely have numbers to indicate them. Evidently… there were too many Mortal Realms and they do not possess the same name. “My master purpose was finding peculiar materials. Thus, he naturally proceeded to search for them through each and every cosmic space. Constructing set space channels allows my master to travel about those cosmic spaces more effortlessly. Of these thirty eight cosmic spaces that these space channels leads to, twenty two of them are of the same level as the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. The other sixteen are all at the level of Mortal Realm.” Said Uncle Fu.

At this moment, Qin Yu did not say anything.

That was because he saw the words written on a pillar…. “Eleventh  Cosmic  Space  of  the  Mortal  Realm.  Discovered Bipolar Spiritual Stone on the Purple Mystic Star.”

Chapter 34: Returning Home

Purple Mystic Star!

Seeing those words, Qin Yu appeared to be struck by lightning. Scenes immediately flashed through his mind. The scene of when he was training as a child, the scene when he was chatting with his big brother and second brother happily in the hot spring, the scene when he was together with his Royal Father…
Returning home!

Qin Yu felt as if his entire soul was throbbing. The impulse to return home had instantly lifted up heavy waves in the calm ocean that was Qin Yu’s mind. Qin Yu was unable to hold down that urge to return home at all.

“Uncle Fu, you said that I can reach the cosmic space listed in on the pillar just by entering it?” Qin Yu asked. “That’s  right.  Why?  Are  you  planning  on  entering  one?” Upon seeing Qin Yu’s expression, Uncle Fu asked.

Qin Yu took a deep sigh. “The Purple Mystic Star is the place that I lived in my childhood. Although I have reached a level where I could rip apart space, it is still very hard for me to create a space channel that would allow me to reach the Mortal Realm. I still do not have the strength to do that.”
“Fortunately, Senior Chehou has already refined such a space channel.” Qin Yu was overjoyed.

“It is fine if you want to enter it. However, Qin Yu, you must definitely never forget to come back when you have the strength to open the entrance door to the Artifacts Palace.” Uncle Fu said, entrusting this task to Qin Yu.

Qin Yu nodded.

“Rest assured, I will definitely return.”  After Qin Yu said those words, his gaze shifted toward the pillar in front of him. 
Qin Yu took a step and disappeared into the pillar.

In an instant, everything changed.

Qin Yu felt that his body was rapidly passing through space. The only thing that he could see was the chaotic space rifts. It was something that Qin Yu would frequently see when he ripped apart spaces. After about seven breaths’ time, Qin Yu felt that the scene in front of him had changed.

The chaotic space rifts had disappeared. A boundless outer space appeared before Qin Yu.

“The gravitational force here is truly small.”  Qin Yu turned around. He saw that there was an unremarkable space tunnel behind him. From a glance, this space tunnel appeared to be a black hole. Merely, the gravitational force of this black hole was too small. Qin Yu understood that once he entered this black hole, he’ll be able to return back to the Bewitching God Temple.

Qin Yu remembered this place in his heart.

“The Purple Mystic Star ought to be not far away from here.” Qin Yu looked to the boundless outer space. He immediately started to spread out his Divine Awareness. Upon spearing out his Divine Awareness, Qin Yu discovered that the range of his Divine Awareness was much greater than the time when he was in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm.

Qin Yu had a very clear-headed sensation that as long as he just slightly spread a bit of his energy, he would easily be able to rip apart the cosmic space of this Mortal Realm.

“The space here is indeed a level lower than the space of the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm.” Qin Yu waved his hand.

Instantly, a over ten thousand meters long enormous space crack appeared before Qin Yu. Engulfing energy was being emitted by this space crack unceasingly. Merely, this engulfing energy did not affect Qin Yu in the slightest. After a short moment, this space crack was automatically restored by the cosmic space.

“It would appear that what Zhou Xian did back then could not be considered as anything exceptional.” Gasped Qin Yu.

[TL: have to check out who Zhou Xian was. Dude’s Li’er’s cousin. That scrub who killed tons of mortals and almost killed Qin Yu.]

Back then, in front of Qin Yu, Zhou Xian was able to rip apart the space with a wave of his hand and easily extinguish everything in a location. The Qin Yu from back then was indeed shocked and stunned.

However, from the way it seemed now, the space that Zhou Xian ripped apart and extinguished back then was merely the space of the Mortal Realm. The space of the Mortal Realm was the lowest level space. Ripping apart such a space was nothing exceptional. The current Qin Yu was also capable of easily accomplishing such a thing. 
“The Purple Mystic Star, its distance is indeed not far from here.”  Qin  Yu’s  Divine  Awareness  had  already  covered  the Purple Mystic Star that was located about half a galaxy away from where he stood.

With a Greater Teleportation, Qin Yu disappeared from the cosmic outer space.

Qin Yu stood on the Yellow Stone Star. He was looking at the enormous planet located not far from him…. the Purple Mystic Star. Back then, Qin Yu had trained on this Yellow Stone Star until he finally reached comprehension and attained the ‘Dark Star Realm’ of Stellar Transformation.

The Purple Mystic Star, when looking at it from the faraway Yellow Stone Star, one could still see that it was filled with torrent-dashing flames and a white colored mist. Those are naturally the Two Great Extreme Regions of the Purple Mystic Star. Qin Yu’s figure was rapidly flying toward the Purple Mystic Star. As Qin Yu approached, he began to see the vast ocean of the Purple Mystic Star. He had also seen the Chaotic Astral Ocean located within the middle of the vast ocean. On the north of the Chaotic Astral Ocean was a small area of land. That was the Hidden Dragon Continent. The large area of land to the north of the Chaotic Astral Ocean was the Soaring Dragon Continent.

[TL: Qianlong Continent → Hidden Dragon Continent.
Tenglong Continent → Soaring Dragon Continent]

As he looked at the various locations on the Purple Mystic Star, various scenes began to form in Qin Yu’s mind.

The time when he was training on the Hidden Dragon Continent.

The struggle and battles in the Seabed Cultivation Realm.

The frantic burning by the Heavenly Flames on the Soaring Dragon Continent. Qin Yu stood in front of the Purple Mystic Star. However, he still did not go to the Purple Mystic Star. Only after a long time did Qin Yu manage to calm his disturbed frame of mind. He shook  his  head,  forced  a  smile  and  sighed.  “The  closer  to home, the more timid one gets.”
Soon after, Qin Yu’s figure disappeared. Evidently, he had arrived at the Purple Mystic Star.

Hidden Dragon Continent.

It had already been around four thousand years since Qin Yu ascended to the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. In the period of four thousand years, numerous dynasties have succeeded through the Hidden Dragon Continent. There was no dynasty that was capable of having perpetual glory.

The Qin Dynasty of the olden days, the Han dynasty of the olden days, the Song dynasty of the olden days, they have all become things of memories. In the current Hidden Dragon Continent where mortals lived, a rare unity has occurred.

The Tang Dynasty Empire!

Li Shi, the founding emperor of the Tang Dynasty Empire fought for close to half of his lifetime. In the end, he managed to unify almost the entire Hidden Dragon Continent. With the exception… of the restricted area of humanity, the Great Wilderness, which belonged to Demon Beasts.

The Tang Dynasty Empire had existed for over two hundred years. Currently, it is incomparably bustling. However, because it did not have any enemy, the hierarchy of the entire empire appeared to be decaying somewhat. The people sought for pleasure, beauty and longevity….

This had also caused true cultivators to become even more esteemed.

Tang Dynasty Empire. Broad Hill City. 
The Broad Hill City was a remarkable large city of the Tang Dynasty Empire. The most famous things in this city is the beautiful women and the fine foods. The beautiful women of this city have attracted a great amount of gifted scholars. The fine foods have attracted some nobilities and people of high standings.

There was no need to mention how flourishing the Broad Hill City was. When night falls, lanterns were hung in all of the streets and alleyways of the Broad Hill City. The night was actually the most flourishing time for the Broad Hill City. People would walk about the street. There were many people wearing embroidered clothes. There were also servants following behind those people.

“Master, where are we heading to today?”  A servant asked respectfully.

This master had a potbelly. He flicked his thin mustache with his pinkie finger. With a light smile, he said. “Today we shall go to the Moonlight Boat.” “Yes, master.” Said the servant respectfully.

However, right at this moment…
A brilliant light landed from the sky. That was a sharp sword!

That master with the big belly’s expression immediately changed. He violently inhaled. That potbelly of his actually violently grew smaller. This master’s right fist had also grown red. Following a violent gale, this master violently smashed his fist forward.

His fist actually created sonic boom as it flew forward.

“Bang!”
The longsword shattered. The assassin also spurt out a mouthful of blood before immediately escaping. The servant’s eyes shined with a cold light. He was about to chase after the assassin. However, the master coughed. Indifferently, he said. “Don’t chase. That man is merely a bronze assassin of the Heavenly Net. Even if you chase him, it’s still useless.”

“Someone  from  the  Heavenly  Net?”   The  little  servant’s expression also changed. “Master, then…”
“Return first. Whoever it is that wanted to kill me, they’ve actually only hired a bronze medal assassin. They truly are belittling me a bit too much.” This master’s complexion turned cold. He immediately turned around and proceeded to leave.

The scene that had just happened on the street was seen by many people in the restaurant beside the street.

“Heavenly  Net?  The  Heavenly  Net  is  actually  still  in existence.”  Muttered  a  black  clothed  youth  who  sat  in  the restaurant. This was precisely Qin Yu who had arrived on the Hidden Dragon Continent. Having returned to his hometown, Qin Yu did not immediately return home. Instead, he proceed to first get to know his hometown of four thousand years later first. Furthermore, Qin Yu’s Divine Awareness had covered the entire Purple Mystic Star. On the Purple Mystic Star, only his second brother, Qin Zheng, still remained.

As for his Royal Father Qin De, his big brother Qin Feng, Feng Yuzi and the others, none of them remained on the Purple Mystic Star. Even his little sister from back then, Little Lu, also disappeared from the Purple Mystic Star.

Qin Yu knew that the cultivation speed of his brothers and them could still be considered relatively fast. Adding on the treasures that he had left behind, the four thousand years was sufficient for them to ascend to the Immortal Realm. As for his second brother Qin Zheng, the fact that he still remained in the Mortal Realm now was also something that Qin Yu had anticipated. After all, the second brother Qin Zheng was the one with the slowest cultivation speed among the three brothers. “That man from earlier was a bronze medal assassin from the Heavenly Net. Never had I expected that the hidden expert Boss Wang actually possessed such a strength.”  Some of the sons of nobilities in the restaurant started chatting.

“Only a bronze medal assassin. It would appear whoever it was that wanted Boss Wang dead was unwilling to spend enough money. If they were to have requested for a ‘bone ash’ assassin from the Heavenly Net, who would possibly be able to escape?” Another son of nobility said.

Qin Yu was shocked upon hearing that.

Bone ash assassin?

Back when he was still in the Mortal Realm, it seemed that there were no such rank called ‘Bone Ash’ among the assassins.

“The changes of four thousand years is truly great.” Qin Yu lightly sighed. He then drank the wine in his cup. After all these years, the wine brewing skills of the Hidden Dragon Continent had actually increased greatly. 
“Brother  Li,  I’ve  heard  that  the  eldest  daughter  of  the number one martial family, the Qin clan, Miss Qin Yutong was about to arrive to the Broad Hill City. Do you all know of it?” Said a son of nobility.

“Brother Guo, I’ve already known about this. If I didn’t, why would I rush to this Broad Hill City? Furthermore, I know that Miss Qin Yutong ought to be arriving tomorrow.” Said that Brother Li.

“Miss Qin Yutong is the number one beauty amongst the martial world. If anyone were to be able to marry her, then not only would he obtain a beauty, he would also be able to learn the top martial techniques of the Qin clan.”
“That’s of course. The Qin clan has existed and inherited over three thousand years of martial techniques. There is absolutely no need for us to suspect of their strength.”
Immediately, a group of people started chatting around the topic of this ‘Qin Yutong.’ Qin Yu instead grew suspicious.

“For this Qin clan to be able to exist and inherit over three thousand years of martial techniques, this ought to have something to do with second brother.” Thought Qin Yu in his heart. However, according to Qin Yu’s thoughts, he did not believe that his clan would only be a mere martial arts clan.

Furthermore, after merely inspecting with his Divine Awareness.

In his family’s headquarters, the Flame Capital City, other than his second brother, Qin Zheng, there was also many Dujie level experts and Loose Immortal level experts. With such strength, the Qin clan was strong enough to compete against some of the cultivation sects of the Soaring Dragon Continent.

[TL: Dujie = about to undergo tribulation] On the second day, Qin Yu also slightly observed that Qin Yutong. She was indeed an outstanding beauty. However, he did not care too much about her. Soon after, Qin Yu started roaming around the cities of the Hidden Dragon Continent.

After three days.

Qin Yu arrived at the Flame Capital City.

Flame Capital City was the headquarters of the Qin clan.
Even after all these years, it is still the capital!

Although the dynasties of the Hidden Dragon Continent changed many times, all of the dynasties knew of one thing… there was a great hidden clan in the Hidden Dragon Continent, the Qin Clan. This clan possessed the strength to instantly destroy an entire dynasty.

Therefore, in all these years, the Flame Capital City has always been under the control of the Qin clan. The Prince Who Pacified the East’s Mansion from back then has already been renamed the Virtue Garden. In the four thousand years, the master of the Virtue Garden had always been from the Qin clan.

Qin Yu stood on the outside of this Virtue Garden by himself.

“I, have returned.” Said Qin Yu softly.

Outside of the gate of the Virtue Garden’s Mansion House. Other than Qin Yu, there was no one else who dared approach it. Whenever someone approaches the Virtue Garden’s Mansion House, the guards of the Virtue Garden would always ‘coldly’ stare at them. However, with Qin Yu standing there, the guards instead seemed to act as if they didn’t see Qin Yu.

Furthermore, even some of the people that were walking by acted as if they didn’t see Qin Yu. Whenever lights shined on the area that Qin Yu stood, they would automatically distort.

Qin Yu’s comprehension regarding the spatial laws was sufficient enough for him to distort the space and make it so that no others can see him. It might be that he was unable to accomplish such a thing so easily in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. However, the space of the Mortal Realm was extremely simple and effortless for Qin Yu to control.

At this moment, a father and daughter walked by. The woman was wearing a veil. The father was instead wearing plain and simple clothes.

Even though the woman was wearing a veil, Qin Yu was still able to see through her appearance. This woman was precisely that so called number one beauty of the martial world that Qin Yu had met yesterday, Qin Yutong.

“Father, why did the clan master gather everyone from the branch family over?” A twenty years old or so beautiful young lady said to the black clothed middle aged man beside him via voice transmission.

This middle aged man responded back indifferently via voice transmission. “Don’t ask. Our clan master has already dispatched the order for us to gather three days ago. He most definitely has something important to tell us.” This pair of father and daughter were both using the voice transmission that internal experts were proficient in. With Qin Yu’s strength, he was able to easily hear their conversation.

The guards of the Virtue Garden’s Mansion House stopped this pair of father and daughter. This pair of father and daughter displayed their invitation card. Immediately, the guards allowed them entrance.

“Branch families? Never had I expected for second brother to separate our clan into different branches. However, this is also good.”  Qin Yu was calmly looking from the entrance of the mansion house. In merely a day, many people had displayed their invitation cards and entered into the Virtue Garden’s Mansion House. These people had all come here either by themselves or with one or two people.

“Master, are you not coming in?” A voice sounded in Qin Yu’s mind.

Mind Voice Transmission. It was the Ink Qilin. Only the Spiritual Beast that possessed a soul connection with Qin Yu, Ink Qilin, knew that Qin Yu have arrived. 
“Ink Qilin, you’ve told the news of my return to my second brother,   right?”    Asked   Qin   Yu   through   Mind   Voice Transmission.

Chapter 35: Second Brother Qin Zheng

“Yes, that’s right master. Qin Zheng already knows that you have returned. That is the reason why he has gathered all of the Qin clan branch families to the Virtue Garden.” Said the Ink Qilin extremely sincerely.
“It’s fine for my second brother to know that I have returned. I will go and meet my second brother later. For now, I shall first go and check out what the descendants of my Qin clan are like.” Said Qin Yu indifferently.
“Yes, master.” Answered the Ink Qilin.
Immediately afterwards, Qin Yu calmly walked through the gate of the Virtue Garden. With Qin Yu’s comprehension toward the spatial laws, how could those guards that are not even Heavenly Immortal level possibly be able to see him?
Qin Yu was walking step by step on the familiar hallway. “This is the place where my big brother used to live in.” Qin Yu looked to a courtyard manor. “However, after four thousand years, this place has been rebuilt countless times.” Qin Yu was able to sense that the tiles and bricks have been refurbished.
“This  place  has  actually  became  a  prohibited  area  where others are not allowed to enter.” Qin Yu smiled.
After strolling through the entire Virtue Garden, the mansion house of the Prince Who Pacified the East from back then, Qin Yu discovered… the residences that he, his big brother as well as his Royal Father lived in were all guarded. Outsiders were not allowed entrance into those places at all.
“Second brother’s cultivation speed is indeed slow.” Qin Yu’s Divine Awareness clearly detected his second brother’s current strength… Middle Stage Kongming. He had only reached Middle Stage Kongming after four thousand years. This sort of cultivation speed was indeed something that would cause one to be speechless.
[TL: Kongming = Enlightened stage.] After returning to his hometown, Qin Yu’s mood was very tranquil.
The courtyard manors that used to be residences that guests of his family stayed in have now turned into places that some people from the Qin clan branch families stayed in. All of these people were people standing at the apex of the Tang Dynasty Empire. However, in the headquarters of their clan, each and every one of them were extremely modest. That was because all of these branch family members knew that… their status were all obtained through the help of the main Qin clan. Furthermore, the Qin clan’s true strength were extremely terrifying.
Qin Yu walked to the entrance of a courtyard manor.
“Dad, are we not going to be able to see younger brother in the future?” A familiar voice sounded.
“It’s that Qin Yutong.” With a movement of his foot, Qin Yu entered into the courtyard manor. At this moment, Qin Yutong was chatting with her father.
“Yutong, do not think too much about it. This is the order of the sole existing Utmost Supreme Second Elder of our Qin clan. Not only our branch family, the other branch families have also sent over the elites of their younger generations.” Qin Yutong’s father Qin Fulan sighed helplessly and said.
Qin Yu was slightly startled.
The sole existing Utmost Supreme Second Elder?
“I  understand.”  A  trace  of  helplessness  appeared  on  Qin Yutong’s face. She then looked to her father. “Father, have you seen the Utmost Supreme Second Elder before?”
“I have once. You too ought to know of the identity of the Utmost Supreme Second Elder. He is the true first Emperor of our Qin Royal Dynasty from back then.” Qin Fulan gasped in admiration. A trace of adoration appeared in Qin Yutong’s eyes. She said. “Of course I know about the Utmost Supreme Second Elder. Not only him, I also know of the Utmost Supreme First Elder. Back then, he led our Qin Royal Dynasty’s army and swept across the entire continent unobstructed. Furthermore, the most powerful was the Utmost Supreme Third Elder. I have heard that the Utmost Supreme Third Elder’s strength pieces through the heavens. He was the first among our Qin clan to ascend to the Immortal Realm.”
“Not only that. Utmost Supreme Third Elder’s strength was even more frightening than what you have imagined. The reason the powers of the Chaotic Astral Sea is so considerate of our Qin clan, that too is because of the Utmost Supreme Third Elder.” Qin Fulan said after a gasp of admiration. “I have grown up hearing about the achievements of the Utmost Supreme Third Elder. Sigh, he is the true genius.”
“Aren’t I the same? I have also grown up hearing about the achievements of the Utmost Supreme Third Elder. He is the first person in the Hidden Dragon Continent that had reached the Xiantian stage using external martial techniques. In a mere twenty years, he entered the cultivation world… I truly didn’t dare to believe that he managed to enter the Xiantian stage using external martial techniques. Oh how much pain and suffering he must’ve gone through? Nowadays, those martial arts circle’s sons of nobilities would come to me and show off. Each and every one of them managed to attain their status through the help of their status. Yet they think that they’re extraordinary. When comparing to the Utmost Supreme Third Elder, those people are truly…” Qin Yutong have traces of disdain in her eyes.
[TL: Xiantian = Innate.]
Qin Yu who had been listening from the side was unable to refrain his laughter.
So it turns out that this Utmost Supreme Third Elder was actually he himself!
“Unfortunately reaching the Xiantian stage through external martial techniques was truly too difficult. I have heard that in every generation, our clan would select ten outstanding disciples to train in the external techniques. However, in the past four thousand years, almost everyone was unable to continue to move forward the moment they reached the pinnacle of external martial arts technique.Only one have managed to successfully trained in the external techniques, merely your uncle Qin Shitian…. but, I’ve heard that the martial technique that your Utmost Supreme Third Elder practices is extremely powerful!” Said Qin Fulan.
“Uncle Qin Shitian. I know of him. Each and every disciple of our Qin clan revere him. He is the sole successor to the Utmost Supreme Third Elder after all these years.” Qin Yutong gasped in admiration.
Upon hearing this, Qin Yu was startled.
There’s a successor to the ‘Stellar Transformation’ martial technique? Qin Yu immediately covered the entire Virtue Garden with his Divine Awareness. Back then, Qin Yu merely spread out his Divine Awareness to search for his second brother and had not carefully observed the other people.
However this time around, Qin Yu managed to easily detect the person training in the ‘Stellar Transformation’ martial technique. “Early stage Nebula stage. To be able to reach this stage in about forty years could be considered as being pretty good.” Qin Yu instantly discovered that man called Qin Shitian.
“Yutong,  when  are  you  going  to  get  married?  Dad  cannot wait any longer. To be honest, there are still some that are pretty good among the people that are chasing after you.” Said Qin Fulan while smiling.
Qin Yutong shook her head. “I’m not thinking about it for now. I do not seek for my future husband to possess the perseverance and talent at the level of the Utmost Supreme Third Elder. I merely want him to possess a tenth of the perseverance and talent of the Utmost Supreme Third Elder. Those sons of nobilities…”
Qin  Yu  was  startled.  He  then  started  laughing.  “Amusing, amusing.”
“Who are you?” Qin Yutong was shocked to find that there was actually a black clothed youth standing not far away. Qin Fulan also turned around. Seeing this black clothed youth, he immediately said humbly. “Are you also a descendant of my Qin clan?” Qin Fulan knew that…. even if one were a powerful cultivator, they would also not be able to easily charge into the the Virtue Garden of the Qin clan. That was because there was a Clan Protecting Divine Beast within the Virtue Garden. The information regarding the Clan Protecting Divine Beast was something that practically everyone from the Qin clan knew about.
“That’s right, I am from the Qin clan.”  Qin Yu nodded and said while smiling. His gaze shifted to Qin Yutong. “Little girl, sometimes, you must not possess too high of a demand for your husband. It is all fine as long as he fits.”
“Little girl?” Qin Yutong opened her eyes wide. “How much older are you compared to me?”
“I am much much older than you.” Said Qin Yu with a light smile. At this moment, Qin Fulan’s heart was beating. He was able to sense the special aura that Qin Yu radiates. That is the kind of aura of someone who have assimilated with the heaven and earth. Even though he had met the Utmost Supreme Second Elder only once, he could also sense that the Utmost Supreme Second Elder was inferior compared to the man in front of them.
“He might be a certain Loose Immortal expert of my Qin clan.” Though Qin Fulan in his heart. In the past four thousand years, there have been quite a few Loose Immortal experts in the Qin clan.
And right at this moment, another man walked into the courtyard manor.
“Qin Fulan.” The person who arrived said indifferently.
“Lord Emissary.” Upon seeing the person who have arrived, Qin Fulan immediately bowed. Even Qin Yutong bowed. In the Qin clan there are Clan Protector Emissaries. The Clan Protector Emissaries are divided into three levels. The gold clothed Clan Protector Emissaries are the lowest level. The blue clothed Clan Protector Emissaries are a slighter higher level. The highest level was the black clothed Clan Protector Emissaries.
Even the lowest level gold clothed Clan Protector Emissaries, their strength was at the very least at the Nascent Soul stage.
[TL: Yuanying → Nascent Soul.]
“Clan master has ordered, in two hours, everyone is to be in the Maple Evening Hall to attend in the banquet.” Said that gold clothed Emissary. Immediately after, he turned and left. It was as if he didn’t see Qin Yu at all.
Only when the Emissary left did Qin Fulan and Qin Yutong raise their body back up.
“Eh, how come Lord Emissary seemed to not have seen that person at all?” Qin Yutong looked to Qin Yu with a confused expression. If Qin Yu’s status was high, then the gold clothed Emissary would at the very least salute to him. If Qin Yu’s status was to be lower, then he would at the very least salute to the gold clothed Emissary. However, the gold clothed Emissary did not even look to Qin Yu the entire time. This was something that brought about confusion to others.
Qin Yu walked to a stone bench on the side and sat down. He said. “If I want him to see me, then he’ll be able to see me. If I don’t want him to see me, then he won’t be able to see me.” Soon after, Qin Yu flipped his hand around and took out a wine jar. He drank a mouthful. “Mn, the wine from the Flame Capital City is the best afterall.”
Qin Yutong and Qin Fulan looked to each other. However, they were unable to say anything.
Standing in front of others, if he wanted others to see him then they will, if he didn’t want others to see him then they won’t, is there such a remarkable ability? That was something that neither of them have ever heard of before.
Qin Yu continued to drink in the courtyard manor happily. Two hours later.
Inside the Maple Evening Hall.
At this moment, a large number of people from various great Qin branch families were gathered in the Maple Evening Hall. These people have covered several tens of tables. One could easily imagine how many people there were. However, at this moment, none of the people have moved their chopsticks. That was because the Clan Elder had yet to arrive.
Qin Yu was also seated on a corner table of the Maple Evening Hall.
The Qin clan merely checked the invitation cards of everyone outside the entrance. They did not do any checking afterwards. That was because everyone knew… that there is no one in the Hidden Dragon Continent that would dare come to stir troubles for the Qin clan. Because of the fact that for some branch families only one person come while for other families there might be two or three people, the amount of food that was prepared was still extremely big. With Qin Yu joining the rest, the other people had thought that Qin Yu was also someone from the branch families.
“The Clan Master has arrived!” Said a gold clothed Emissary in the front of the Maple Evening Hall. Immediately, everyone stood up.
The current Clan Master of the Qin clan walked in from the back hall followed by four blue clothed Emissaries. This Clan Master’s eyes were filled with calmness. Qin Yu nodded in his heart. The strength of this Clan Master is not strong. He is merely a middle stage Nascent Soul stage expert.
“Everyone, today is a day of great happiness!” The first word from this Clan Master had caused all of the branch clansmen to become stunned.
That was because everyone remembered that… not long ago, the Utmost Supreme Second Elder had personally ordered for all of the branch families to dispatch the elites of their younger generations to the Virtue Garden so that they could be hidden all over the continent in order to keep the bloodline of the Qin clan intact. At the same time, he claimed that… the Qin clan is faced with an enormous calamity. All of the branch families were alerted by that. However, in a blink of an eye, this Clan Master actually stated that today is a day of great happiness.
Although they were shocked, the branch clansmen did not grow noisy at all.
“Everyone, please rest assured. The Utmost Supreme Second Elder had personally ordered for all of the elite younger generations that was dispatched all over the continent to be returned to each and every branch family. Furthermore, the Utmost Supreme Second Elder… would soon come to the Maple Evening Hall.” Said the Clan Master loudly.
No matter how calm they were, the branch clansmen still started to make a racket.
“Utmost  Supreme  Second  Elder  will  be  coming?  Am  I mishearing things?” “For real? Utmost Supreme Second Elder will be coming?”
Even Qin Fulan had only met the Utmost Supreme Second Elder once. And that was because he was the leader of a Qin branch family. Amongst those sitting in the hall, there are less than ten who have even seen the Utmost Supreme Second Elder.
“Quiet.” A voice sounded from the side entrance of the Maple Evening Hall. A black clothed Emissary had walked in.
Immediately, everyone had grew silent.
The legendary Clan Protector Emissaries of the Qin clan were separated into gold clothed, blue clothed and black clothed. This black clothed level was the highest level of the Emissaries. Even the weakest among them have reached the Kongming stage. The stronger ones have even reached the Dujie stage. With three black clothed Emissaries leading the road, a scholarly youth wearing a light yellow colored gown walked in.
“Utmost Supreme Second Elder.”  The Clan Master saluted respectfully.
The Qin clan changed its Clan Master once every hundred years. However, the position of the Three Utmost Supreme Elders were everlasting. Any one of the Three Utmost Supreme Elders possessed strength that surpassed the Clan Master by far.
“Utmost Supreme Second Elder.”  The people sitting below have finally woke back up to reality. Each and every one of them respectfully bowed.
Only a single person did not bow, it was Qin Yu.
“Second brother.” Qin Yu merely slightly nodded. Qin Zheng saw Qin Yu. A pleasantly surprised expression erupted from his eyes. However, Qin Zheng was also an Emperor in the past and had also controlled the Qin clan for four thousand years. In an instant, he held back his emotions and also nodded to Qin Yu.
The couple Clan Protector Emissaries saw that Qin Yu did not bow and was about to immediately shout at him angrily.
“Do not be impulsive.” Qin Zheng’s Spiritual Awareness Voice Transmission sounded in the minds of these couple people.
When all of the branch families lifted their heads back up, Qin Zheng said with a light smile. “Everyone, a while earlier, our Qin clan was faced with a calamity. However now, the calamity has passed. I am currently deploying all of the elite younger generations. I believe that within a month, they would all be returned to their respective families. Everyone could also be at ease now.”
All of the great branch families heave a sigh of relief upon hearing those words from the Utmost Supreme Second Elder. A while back, the calamity have caused all of the branch families to become frightened.
“Everyone, please enjoy the banquet.” After Qin Zheng finished his words, he proceeded to walk down toward the banquet hall.
Those people, upon seeing Qin Zheng walking down toward them, were all excited speechless. Qin Zheng merely nodded and smiled. He then walked to Qin Yu’s table and looked at Qin Yu.
“Second brother, your administration is indeed pretty good. There must be more than ten thousand descendants of our Qin clansmen now, right?” Qin Yu stood up.
“To be exact, the Qin clan, when all is added up, numbers over eighty thousand people now.” Qin Zheng said.
“Qin Yu walked to Qin Zheng. “Second brother!” “Third brother.” Qin Zheng also looked straight at Qin Yu.
Qin Yutong who sat on the same table as Qin Yu heard the conversation of the two and grew dumbstruck.
“Everyone, please do not spread what you have heard today.” Qin Zheng glanced at everyone present in the Maple Evening Hall.
Soon after, Qin Yu and Qin Zheng left the Maple Evening Hall together.
“Dad. Am, am I mishearing things?”  Qin Yutong looked to her father. Qin Fulan also found it to be hard to believe. “If I am not mishearing things, then that person is the legendary Utmost Supreme Third Elder.”
“Him, the Utmost Supreme Third Elder?” Qin Yutong instantly recalled about talking about the conditions for her husband in front of Qin Yu. She immediately grew red. All of the leaders of the numerous branch families in the Maple Evening Hall were excited. The Utmost Supreme Third Elder had returned? What sort of calamity would there be then? Everyone was excited to the peak. Everyone was at ease now.
To ease the minds of everyone present, that was the reason why Qin Yu called Qin Zheng second brother in front of everyone present.
With his strength, there was no need for him to be secretive at all.

Chapter 36: Qin Yu’s Return

Inside a secluded courtyard manor was a simple and unadorned stone table. On top of the stone table was six or seven small dishes and two jugs of wine.

Qin Yu and Qin Zheng were sitting around the table and chatting with each other.

“Little Yu, fortunately you have come back this time around. Otherwise, our Qin clan would definitely suffer serious injury.” A trace of smile was on Qin Zheng’s face. His mind had also grew a lot more relaxed.

Ever since the Ink Qilin told Qin Zheng of Qin Yu’s return, Qin Zheng had grown completely relieved.

“Second brother, what exactly had happened?” Qin Yu asked.

Qin Zheng smiled and said. “Ever since you’ve ascended, our Qin clan have been slowly expanding. Furthermore, the Peng Devil Island of the Chaotic Astral Ocean have looked after us greatly. This had allowed our Qin clan to progress steadily. However, several tens of years ago, the Peng Devil Island’s Island Master, Lian Chong, ascended.”
“Lian Chong?” The scene of the time when he saved Lian Chong from his eighth Loose Devil Tribulation appeared in Qin Yu’s mind.

“That’s right, ever since Zong Jue ascended, Lian Chong’s mother became the new Island Master of the Peng Devil Island. After Lian Chong’s mother ascended, Lian Chong’s father became the new Island Master. With the support from his parents and adding on the fact that his own strength was also pretty good, Lian Chong became the Island Master of the Peng Devil Island after his father.”  Said Qin Zheng while smiling. “Lian Chong had always remembered your benevolence in saving his life. Thus, he is usually relatively concerned about the wellbeing of our Qin clan. This had allowed our Qin clan to become very stable and without any calamity befalling it.”
Qin Yu nodded. “If I have the opportunity, I would definitely go and thank Lian Chong.” Said Qin Yu while smiling.

“However,  ever  since  Lian  Chong  ascended  to  the  Devil Realm, trouble has befallen our Qin clan.” Said Qin Zheng helplessly.

“What kind of trouble?” Qin Yu asked.

Qin Zheng said helplessly. “Do you still remember that before you ascend to the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm, you had left behind some Immortal Artifacts in the Qin clan and even deemed one of the Top Quality Immortal Artifacts sets among them as the Inherited Treasure of our Qin clan?”
“Right, I do remember that. Back then, I have obtained all those Immortal Artifacts in the Ni Yang’s Realm. Thus, leaving behind some for the clan is only natural.” Qin Yu remembered it clearly.

Back then, after Qin Yu successfully cultivated in the Yellow Stone Star and returned back home, during the period of time when he stayed at home, Qin Yu had arranged the plans for the Qin clan. That set of Top Quality Immortal Artifacts was composed of a Top Quality Immortal Armor and a Top Quality Immortal Sword.

“We knew of the principle of not showing off one’s valuables. That set of Top Quality Immortal Artifacts was something that we had never told outsiders about. Only Lian Chong who was benevolent toward us knew of it… however, we suspect that Lian Chong might have told about them to some of the experts of the Peng Devil Island. The current Peng Devil Island’s Island Master have started to long for our set of Top Quality Immortal Artifacts.” Said Qin Zheng helplessly.

Killing intent shined through Qin Yu’s eyes.

To those that threatened his clansmen, especially a threat at the level of wiping out the entire clan, it was best to take care of it as soon as possible.

“However,  as  Lian  Chong’s  family  of  three  were  three successive Island Masters of the Peng Devil Island, Lian Chong’s influence toward the Peng Devil Island was still very great. That newly appointed Island Master of the Peng Devil Island also would not dare to come killing at us directly. He feared that he would be opposed by some of the elders of the Peng Devil Island.” Said Qin Zheng with a smile.

Qin Yu was able to guess that.

For such a large power like the Peng Devil Island, if one does not possess an unequalled strength like that of Zong Jue, then when one becomes the Island Master of the Peng Devil Island, they definitely have to take into consideration of the elders and experts of the Peng Devil Island.

The Lian family of three were all Peng Devil Island’s Island Masters. Thus, Lian Chong likely would’ve also entrusted some elders before he ascended. Hence, that newly appointed Island Master naturally would not dare to openly come and threaten the Qin clan.

“Thus,   that   new   Island   Master   had   told   about   this information to a single person, the current controller of the Great Wilderness, a twelve tribulation Loose Demon with the name Xiu Ku. This Xiu Ku is extremely powerful!”  Said Qin Zheng solemnly.

Qin Yu smiled indifferently.

A twelve Tribulation Loose Demon was the equivalent to a level nine Heavenly Demon. A person of such strength would only dare to proclaim himself hegemon in the Mortal Realm. In front of the current Qin Yu…. such level nine Heavenly Demons, even if ten thousand of them were to appear, Qin Yu would still likely be able to exterminate them all with a single wave of his hand. After all, they were of two completely different standards.

“A twelve tribulation Loose Demon. Back then, the controller of the Great Wilderness, Yu Lan, also tried to steal our Qin clan’s Immortal Artifacts and lost his life. Could it be that this newly appointed controller of the Great Wilderness didn’t take lesson from his predecessor?” Said Qin Yu cold and matter-of- factly.

Qin Zheng shook his head and said. “It is very normal. That twelve tribulation Loose Demon is a High Level Divine Beast. In the entire Chaotic Astral Ocean and the Dragon Clan, there had not been any newly emerged Super Divine Beast. In this world, there is truly no one capable of defeating that new controller of the Great Wilderness.”
“When  there  are  no  tigers  in  the  mountain,  the  monkey would become king.” Qin Yu said with a light smile.

QIn Yu still remembered the years back then before he ascended to the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. With the Five Clawed Golden Dragon Fang Tian, the Golden Winged Great Peng Bird Zong Jue as well as the emissaries from the upper realm descending. With all these experts present fighting for the treasures within the Ni Yang’s Realm.

At that time, even someone of Yu Liang’s ability was merely a nobody.

Back then, Qin Yu was merely at the Dacheng stage. Yet, he was competing with those people. Yet now, Qin Yu’s strength was comparable to that of Deities. However, he had allowed his clan to be humiliated by such a nobody! Qin Yu spread out his Divine Awareness and covered the entire Purple Mystic Star. 
“What did the two of them say?” Qin Yu looked to his second brother.

Qin Zheng said. “At the beginning, they merely threatened us and I did not pay attention to them at all. However, not long ago, those two simultaneously sent people to display me a message. They wanted me to hand over that set of Top Quality Immortal Artifacts within a year. Otherwise, they would not give us face and directly attack us.”
“It would appear that they also have things they were concerned about.” Said Qin Yu with a light smile.

Qin Zheng nodded and said. “Of course they are concerned. The new Peng Devil Island’s Island Master as well as new controller of the Great Wilderness were afraid that they’ll encounter retaliation when they reach the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. After all, with Zong Jue and the Lian family, they are definitely stronger than them.” “If these two people were to attack, they would definitely kill all  of  our  Qin  clansmen.”   Sneered  Qin  Yu.  “They  would definitely wipe out our clan completely.”
Qin Yu was able to understand the mindset of these two people.

After all, the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm was boundless. From the way these two people thought… even if the Qin clansmen in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm knew of this information, it was also highly unlikely that they would be able to find them in the boundless Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. Only because of that did these two people dared to do such a thing.

“The two of them never anticipated that, Little Yu, you’d return to the Mortal Realm.” Said Qin Zheng while smiling.

Ever since he knew of Qin Yu’s return, Qin Zheng had been very happy the entire time. “Well then, let’s not talk about these two people anymore. It’ll only dampen the mood.” Qin Yu shook his head and said. Immediately  after,  he  said.  “Second  brother,  when  did  big brother and Royal Father ascend to the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm? Is there a way for me to contact them?”
Qin Zheng shook his head. “In the past four thousand years, there were over ten people from our Qin clan that had ascended to the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. Big brother was the first to ascend. Royal Father and Uncle Feng were instead pretty late. However, they both managed to successfully ascend.”
“I’ve noticed that we have quite many Loose Immortals in our Qin Clan. What’s with that?” Qin Yu asked, puzzled.

With the Immortal Artifacts that the Qin clan possessed, it shouldn’t be hard for them to ascend.

“That was a regulation set by me. Only a few people were qualified to bring the Immortal Artifacts into the Immortal Realm. The rest of the people must rely on their own strength. Even if they were to fail and become Loose Immortals, they would still be able to increase the strength of our Qin clan in the Mortal Realm.” Said Qin Zheng as he ate the food.

“That is good too. However, it’s also hard for me to find my Royal Father and big brother.” Qin Yu frowned.

Trying to find his Royal Father in the boundless Immortal Realm was indeed a difficult matter.

After all, with the range of his current Divine Awareness, trying to search through the entire Immortal Realm was not a simple task. There were close to twenty star fields in the Immortal Realm and several hundred galaxies.

“Second brother, do you know anyone who is about to ascend to the Immortal Realm?” Qin Yu suddenly asked.

That was because Qin Yu knew that if someone were to ascend to the Immortal Realm, he would ascend to the same location others from the same planet have ascended to. This holds true for also the Devil Realm. 
Qin Yu believed that with his Royal Father’s strength, it was likely that he was still on the same location he had ascended to. Even if he had left, he likely wouldn’t have left far away.

“Ascend?” Qin Zheng muttered.

Suddenly,  Qin  Zheng’s  eyes  shined.  He  said.  “There  is  a person from our Qin clan that has reached the middle Dujie stage. I suspect that he’ll soon be undergoing the tribulation.”
Qin Yu shook his head. “That’s too slow. Reaching the Dujie middle stage would still require one to undergo the tribulation. Only after reaching the Dacheng stage would one be able to ascend. That’s too slow…. are there any Dacheng stage experts?”
Qin Zheng said helplessly. “Our Qin clan’s history is too short. The number of experts we possess isn’t too overwhelming. We truly do not have anyone who has reached the Dacheng stage. I think… only in the Soaring Dragon Continent would there be someone who fits your requirement.”
“Soaring Dragon Continent?” Qin Yu suddenly smiled.

“I am truly foolish. There are sects in the Soaring Dragon Continent that are capable of communicating with the Immortal Realm directly. They definitely know… which planet they would ascend to. Won’t it do if I just go and ask them about it?” Qin Yu grew relaxed.

“In that case, everything’s good. Come, Little Yu, drink.” Qin Zheng raised his wine cup for a toast.

Qin Yu also smiled and raised his wine cup to toast.

The two brothers toasted and drank their wine in a single gulp.

The second day. 
Within the boundless Great Wilderness located on the East of the Hidden Dragon Continent, the new controller of the Great Wilderness, Xiu Ku, was currently in his back hall. He was lying on a chair and enjoying the massage from beautiful demon foxes.

“You should be Xiu Ku, right?” A voice suddenly sounded from nowhere.

Xiu Ku who was originally dozing off and enjoying the massage violently opened his eyes. Only now did he notice that there was a man standing in the middle of the back hall. For some unknown reason, he was unable to see clearly the facial appearance of this person no matter how hard he try. Even the light that grew closer to that man appeared to be swallowed.

“Who are you?” Xiu Ku’s expression changed.

“Didn’t you want the Top Quality Immortal Artifacts of the Qin clan? If I were to give you a Divine Artifact, would you want that?” Said that man. 
Xiu Ku took two gulps of saliva. He looked to the two Demon Fox maids beside him. As if they were stunned, the two maids were unable to move.

“You two Demon Foxes, listen carefully. Tell the remaining people of the Great Wilderness that I am taking your new controller, Xiu Ku and that the previous controller of the Great Wilderness, Yu Liang had longed for my Qin clan’s Top Quality Immortal Artifacts and ended up dying. Never had I expected that you, Xiu Ku, also dared to long for them. I reckon you’ve also prepared for the same ending as Yu Liang.” Said Qin Yu indifferently.

Only at this moment did Xiu Ku know who it was that had come.

“No, I wouldn’t dare….” Said Xiu Ku in great fear. However, he had merely said a few words before he discovered that he was unable to utter a sound no matter how hard he tried to speak. “Have the two of you heard that clearly? Have the Great Wilderness prepare to select a new controller for the Great Wilderness. If they do not wish to suffer the same fate as the previous two controllers of the Great Wilderness, then they can feel free to come to the Qin clan and seize their Immortal
Artifacts. I would welcome them at any time.”
After Qin Yu finished saying those words, his figure instantly disappeared.

Xiu Ku had also disappeared alongside Qin Yu.

Only after Qin Yu disappeared did those two Demon Fox maids manage to regain their ability to move. At this moment, the two of them started shouting in dismay. Immediately, three eleven tribulation Loose Demons have rushed in.

“Where is his Lordship the controller?”  One of the three enormous demons shouted.

The two Demon Fox maids possessed deathly pale complexions.  One  of  the  two  said  stammeringly.  “He  was arrested. That man said, said, to tell the lords to select another new controller.”
The complexion of those three enormous demons with status second only to Xiu Ku all changed.

“That man, had also said, that if, if, your lordships want to, to follow the footsteps of the previous two controllers, then go ahead and go to the Qin clan to seize their Immortal Artifact.” Said the Demon Fox main stammeringly.

The three enormous demons glanced at each other.

“Qin clan, there’s such an expert in the Hidden Dragon Continent’s Qin clan?” The three great demons have all grown silent. To capture a twelve tribulation High Level Divine Beast without a word or movement, such strength had already brought fear to them.

Not only the Great Wilderness, the same sort of thing had happened in the Peng Devil Island. 
Merely, compared to the Great Wilderness, the spectacle in the Peng Devil Island was even greater.

That was because the new Island Master of the Peng Devil Island was having a meeting with the six great elders and some of the important high level experts. However, Qin Yu appeared during the meeting.

At the moment when Qin Yu appeared, all of the people in the Peng Devil Island were shocked to find that they were unable to move.

“Lian Chong is a close friend of mine, I shall give him face. This time around, it was merely your new Island Master that were thinking of taking advantage of my Qin clan. Thus, I will only take him with me. Well then, everyone, continue your meeting. Go and casually select a new Island Master.”
Just like that, Qin Yu brought the new Island Master of the Peng Devil Island and left with a teleportation. All of those eleven tribulation and even twelve tribulation experts of the Peng Devil Island were shocked to find out that… they were unable to even see Qin Yu’s facial appearance. In front of Qin Yu, they were as helpless as ants.

Regardless of whether it was the Peng Devil Island or the Great Wilderness, both of them selected a new Island Master as a new controller. At the same time, everyone engraved this day in his or her minds.

Who exactly was this supreme expert that had suddenly appeared? This brought fear to everyone.

Flame Capital City. Inside the Virtue Garden’s Mansion House.

“Second brother, how shall we take care of these two? You decide.” Qin Yu and Qin Zheng both sat on top of chairs. As for the controller of the Great Wilderness, Xiu Ku, and that Island Master of the Peng Devil Island, Lan Tie, they were unable to move in the slightest. Qin Zheng checked these two people out.

The controller of the Great Wilderness Xiu Ku and the Island Master of the Peng Devil Island Lan Tie were both filled with fear.

Qin Yu was too powerful!

In front of Qin Yu, the two of them were incapable of even killing themselves. They were not at the same level at all.

“Controller of the Great Wilderness Xiu Ku, what is his true form?”  Qin Zheng suddenly asked. “I’ve heard that the new Island Master of the Peng Devil Island was also a Demon Beast.”
“One is from the leopard clan whereas the other is from the bird clan.” Said Qin Yu with a smile. Qin Zheng looked to Qin Yu. “Third brother, don’t you think that it’s too easy on them for us to kill them? Do you have any Spiritual Beast Ring? I sense that our Qin clan’s defense is not sufficient.”
“Spiritual Beast Ring? I’ve used them all. However, such a simple artifact was extremely common in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. The many great Demon Emperors of the Ten Thousand Beasts Atlas all know how to create them.” Qin Yu’s gaze turned to Xiu Ku and Lan Tie. “The two of you, do you wish to die or become spiritual beasts?”

Chapter 37: Flowing Spring Galaxy

The controller of the Great Wilderness Xiu Ku and the Peng Devil Island’s Island Master Lan Tie’s hearts were both filled with agony and pain.

“Are you two willing to become Spiritual Beasts?”
The two great leaders of the Great Wilderness and the Peng Devil Island were now going to be forced to become Spiritual Beasts that were controlled by others. Was one’s life more important or one’s liberty more important? Of course, becoming a Spiritual Beast does not necessarily mean that one’s liberty would be lost. However, one’s ego would be lost!

“Are you done thinking? The two of you can also choose death.” Qin Yu lifted his tea cup and drank a small sip from it.

Against his enemies, Qin Yu has never been compassionate or lenient toward them. That was because Qin Yu knew that if he were to be compassionate and lenient, then these people would not be thankful but instead would be harboring their hatred within their heart. With all these years of battles, Qin Yu already knew when he ought to be fierce!

“I, I am willing!” Said Lan Tie as he clenched his teeth. Only, the muscles on Lan Tie’s face were trembling slightly. One could imagine the anger he was holding back.

Xiu Ku took a glance at Lan Tie beside him. He then looked to Qin Yu. “If I am to become a Spiritual Beast, I am only willing to become your Spiritual Beast.”
“I  don’t  need  one.”   Qin  Yu  stood  up.  “The  number  of Spiritual Beasts I possess far exceeds your imagination. Much less you, even if a Demon Emperor wanted to become my Spiritual Beast, I would still not care about it.” Qin Yu had an indifferent expression on his face.

Xiu Ku and Lan Tie were dumbstruck.

To not even care about Demon Emperors? What was the strength of this man in front of them? How could there be such an expert in the Mortal Realm?! 
“Xiu Ku, I do not have the time to waste on you.” Qin Yu’s brows slightly creased.

Qin Zheng glanced at his third brother. He nodded in his heart. In this world, one must be benevolent toward certain people. However, against some people, there was no need for benevolence. Only through knowing this would one be able to live even better.

“I agree!” Those words were forced out from Xiu Ku’s teeth.

Qin Yu and Qin Zheng glanced at each other. They both had smiles on their faces.

Qin Yu asked his Spiritual Beasts in his Ten Thousand Beasts Atlas and discovered that a level eight Demon King called Jun Xiao was proficient at refining artifacts. He was also extremely proficient in refining Spiritual Beast Rings. Thus, Qin Yu ordered this level eight Demon King to refine the Spiritual Beast Rings. “Second  brother,  order  two  people  to  confine  these  two people first.” Qin Yu said to Qin Zheng.

Qin Zheng looked to Qin Yu. “Little Yu, if they tried to flee, then….”
“Rest assured, their powers have been completely sealed by me. Even in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm, there are also not many people who are capable of breaking my seal.” Said Qin Yu with a smile. However, his words were filled with confidence.

Qin Zheng nodded and then casually ordered two gold clothed Emissaries.

“Utmost Supreme Second Elder.”  Said the two gold clothed Emissaries respectfully.

Qin Zheng nodded. He then looked to Qin Yu. “He is my third brother. That is, the Utmost Supreme Third Elder.” The two gold clothed Emissaries had already been told by their close friends, that the Utmost Supreme Third Elder had appeared. Yet at this moment, hearing those words from Qin Zheng himself, the two of them were capering madly with joy. They both looked to Qin Yu. After all, the two of them have grown up listening to the stories of Qin Yu. Seeing their idol in their hearts, the two of them grew very excited.

“Second  brother,  are  these  both  descendants  of  our  Qin clan?” Qin Yu asked.

Qin Zheng smiled and nodded. “These are both the descents of our Qin clan with pretty good abilities. However, the path of cultivation is indeed hard. Of the eighty thousand descendants of our Qin clan, the number of descendants that have managed to attain success in cultivation is still truly too few. For some of our branch families, only one person was able to cultivate in an entire generation.”
At this moment, the two gold clothed Emissaries were chatting with each other via Voice Transmission.

“Fourth Bro, is he the Utmost Supreme Third Elder?” “That’s right. The Utmost Supreme Second Elder had said it personally. Never had I expected that the Utmost Supreme Third Elder would look this young. His appearance also resembles the Utmost Supreme Second Elder greatly. As expected from blood brothers.”

“When we return and tell First Bro and them that we have personally seen the Utmost Supreme Third Elder, they will definitely be extremely envious of us.”
Suddenly,  Qin  Zheng’s  voice  sounded.  “Where  is  your etiquette when you see the Utmost Supreme Third Elder?”
These two gold clothed Emissaries who were shocked to see their idol only now woke up to reality. The two of them hurriedly said. “We pay our respects to Utmost Supreme Third Elder.”
Qin Yu smiled and nodded. “Mn, continue to put effort into your training.” Immediately, these two gold clothed Emissaries were extremely moved. The legendary Utmost Supreme Third Elder had actually spoken to them.

Immediately after, Qin Yu looked to Lan Tie and Xiu Ku.

“In these couple days, the two of you better behave yourselves. Do not hope that you’ll be able to escape… with my seal within your bodies, no matter where the two of you would try to escape to, I would still be able to find you… furthermore, killing the two of you is also an extremely simple matter for me.” Said Qin Yu indifferently.

Xiu Ku and Lan Tie laughed bitterly in their hearts.

Having seen Qin Yu’s strength, how would they possibly dare to try escaping?!

At this moment, Qin Zheng said to the two gold clothed Emissaries. “The two of you are to carefully watch over them. You must not make a mistake.” “Yes, Utmost Supreme Second Elder.”  The two gold clothed Emissaries complied with the order. In front of Qin Yu, the two of their voices were both in high spirits.

Afterwards the two gold clothed Emissaries detained and escorted Xiu Ku and Liu Tu down.

“Second brother, I’ve heard that there’s a successor to my ‘Stellar Transformation’ martial technique? And his name is Qin  Shitian?”   Qin  Yu  suddenly  said.  Regarding  this  Qin Shitian, Qin Yu was still somewhat looking forward to meeting him.

After all, he could be considered the sole successor to his ‘Stellar Transformation’ martial technique.

“Haha, Little Yu, so you’ve already heard about it. Good. I shall order him here.”  Qin Zheng immediately spread out his Spiritual Awareness and sent a Spiritual Awareness Voice Transmission. Soon after, a tanned scraggly bearded man walked in. Qin Yu carefully inspected this man called Qin Shitian.

Qin Shitian. His appearance was very firm and persistent. Qin Yu was able to tell that this Qin Shitian was a forthright and straightforward man. His bright eyes were staring at Qin Yu.

“Utmost  Supreme  Third  Elder?”   Qin  Shitian  was  a  bit uncertain.

Qin  Zheng  who  stood  to  the  side  said.  “What’s  with  the Utmost Supreme Third Elder? Just call him master. Little Yu, what do you think?”
“Master?” Qin Yu was slightly startled. A figure had suddenly emerged in Qin Yu’s mind… Liu Hanshu.

“Little Yu, what are you thinking about?” Qin Zheng noticed that Qin Yu was absent-minded, thus he asked. “Oh, no, nothing.” Qin Yu looked to Qin Shitian. Seeing the longing expression in Qin Shitian’s eyes, Qin Yu said indiferently. “Good. From today hence, you shall be my second disciple.”
“Second  disciple?”   Qin  Zheng  looked  to  Qin  Yu  with  a confused expression.

Qin Shitian however, immediately kneeled down. He kowtowed and said. “This disciple pays his respects to master.”
East Hazy Mountain. Misty Mountain Villa.

Four thousand years have passed. However, the Misty Mountain Villa, under the maintenance by the Qin clan, was practically unchanged from four thousand years ago. Generally, only Qin Zheng would come to the Misty Mountain Villa. However now… Qin Yu was living in the Misty Mountain Villa.

Night. 
Laterns was hung in the Misty Mountain Villa. Qin Yu was wearing only shorts. His chest was completely bare. He was lying on his back in the hotspring within the Misty Mountain Villa. He was lying there like how he was back during the time of his childhood.

Only Qin Yu was in the hot spring.

“This  kind  of  sensation  is  truly  comfortable.”  A  peaceful smile appeared on Qin Yu’s face. Qin Yu’s mind and spirit which were as hard as a boulder have also now grown soft.

Under the dusky lantern lights, Qin Yu was enjoying the tranquility of the night. He was lying on his back and looking at the numerous stars in the sky. Just like the time in his childhood. Back then, he was also lying on his back like this and seeing the stars in the sky.

He had once trained in his martial arts in this hot spring, trained in his external techniques in this hot spring. Qin Yu closed his eyes. It was if he was still able to hear his shouting sounds from back then.

“Four thousand years have passed in a blink of an eye. Time passed so fast. Royal Father, big brother and them have already ascended to the Immortal Realm. Tomorrow, I shall go to the Soaring Dragon Continent and figure out where the experts from the Purple Mystic Star would ascend to. After I finish settling down my Royal Father and them, I shall concentrate on my training.”
Qin Yu’s thoughts started to shift toward Li’er.

Li’er’s smiles and frowns.

Especially the helpless and reluctant expression on Li’er when she left with Zhou Xian. However, Qin Yu was forever unable to forget about the disregard, disdain and the words that Zhou Xian said to him.

“Brat, you are merely a mortal, Li’er is not a name that you can call. Likewise, my name, Zhou Xian, is also not a name that you can call.”
“From today hence, you are not allowed to utter ‘Li’er’ from your mouth. Likewise, you also cannot call my name. Understand?”
Qin Yu clearly remembered the disdainful words left behind by Zhou Xian back then.

“Zhou Xian, people like him will definitely obstruct Li’er from being together with me.”  Qin Yu clenched his fists. His veins bulged outward. A sharp shine burst forth from his eyes.

“Pop!” “Pop!” “Pop!” …..

The space in the surroundings started to violently vibrate. The hot spring that Qin Yu was lying on was also blowing up unceasingly. Splashes were flying all over the place. Qin Yu took a deep breath. He suppressed the impatience as well as the anger in his heart. Only then did the surface of the hot spring calm back down. 
“Divine Realm!” Qin Yu’s gaze gradually turned cold. “I have never enjoyed killing others. However, if Zhou Xian and them are going to continue to obstruct Li’er and I from being together, then they cannot blame me for turning into an Asura and start killing them.”
A killing intent was born in Qin Yu’s mind.

Even if his current strength was weak, Qin Yu still did not fear in the slightest. After all, the gap between the current him and Heavenly Deities was a visible gap.

“Those are things for when I ascend to the Divine Realm. For now, what I must do is to increase my strength as much as possible.” Qin Yu nodded in his heart. “And before that, I shall set up the arrangements for Royal Father, big brother and them.”
Under the hazy lantern lights, Qin Yu’s eyes were glistering. Soaring Dragon Continent.

The Soaring Dragon Continent was mostly separated into the side of Immortal Cultivators and the side of Devil Cultivators. Back then, the main faction of the Immortal Cultivators, the Clear Emptiness Monastery, suffered the fate of being burned with Heavenly Flames by Qin Yu. In the end, even the experts of the Clear Emptiness Monastery were killed.

[TL: Clear Emptiness Monastery → Qingxu Guan.]

This had caused the Clear Emptiness Monastery to reach their lowest point in history instantly.

Currently, the two strongest sects in the Immortal Cultivators’ side was…the Purple Sun Sect and the Blue Center Sect. When the Clear Emptiness Monastery lost their divine altar and became a second-rated sect, these two great sects were instead incessantly recruiting new disciples.

[TL: Purple Sun Sect → Ziyang Men; Blue Center Sect → Lanyang Men.] 
The monastery of the Purple Sun Sect was located on verdant hills and limpid water. Practically everyday, there are people trying to join the sect and become their disciple.

Today was no exception. A group of youngsters were filled with excitement as they stepped onto the mountain path of the Purple Sun Sect. These youngsters were all from the same village. This time around, they have all come to join the Purple Sun Sect. Merely, it was still hard to tell whether or not the Purple Sun Sect would accept them.

These youngsters walked to the outside of the Purple Sun Sect’s monastery’s main gate.

“This  is  the  Purple  Sun  Sect.  Outsides  are  not  allowed entrance.” A youth stepping on a flying sword shouted at that group of youngsters. This group of youngsters immediately bowed and said. “Senior, we wish to become disciples of the Purple Sun Sect.”
“Oh, wait a moment.” Said that youth indifferently. 
And at this moment, a white clothed man walked past this group of youngsters as if he was floating. That youth on top of the flying sword immediately shouted. “You, stop.”
However, that white clothed man did not look at that youth at all. He merely took a gaze at the entire Purple Sun Sect. He gasped in admiration and said. “Purple Sun Sect, it’s even more flourishing than the Clear Emptiness Monastery from back then.”
After he finished saying those words, this white clothed man’s foot moved. He had arrived outside of the main hall of the Purple Sun Sect.

“Teleportation?”   That  youth  on  top  of  the  flying  sword immediately did not dare to shout loudly anymore.

“It’s merely been four thousand years. The current Purple Sun Sect possesses even more Loose Immortal experts than before.” The white clothed man stood outside the doorway to the main hall. His gaze was instead cast toward a palace in the Purple Sun Sect. Afterwards, he disappeared again.

The two disciples guarding the outside of the main hall looked at each other. They were dumbstruck. Immediately after, the two of them rushed to inform the higher levels of the Purple Sun Sect.

A lot of the Loose Immortals from the Purple Sun Sect were still in the Chaotic Astral Ocean. Only about a third of them remained in the Purple Sun Sect. However, the current number one expert of the Purple Sun Sect… twelve tribulation Loose Immortal, Reverend Fen Yang was in the Purple Sun Sect. That was because he was about to ascend soon.

The palace that the white clothed man saw earlier was precisely the palace that Reverend Fen Yang was doing his training in.

Inside a training room of the palace, Reverend Fen Yang was sitting on the ground in a cross-legged position. “I’m going to ask you about a thing, you merely need to answer it.” A voice suddenly sounded in this room. That Reverend Fen Yang opened his eyes in astonishment. Finding it unbelievable, he looked to the man in front of him.

The room was completely closed off. There was even a barrier outside the room.

Reverend Fen Yang was unable to believe that someone would be able to come into the room without alarming him.

“The barrier is not destroyed? The door is also not open?” Upon checking, Reverend Fen Yang was even more astonished.

“Let me ask you, the Dacheng stage experts of our Purple Mystic Star, which planet would they ascend to?” Qin Yu asked directly. The Qin Yu from today wore all white, he also did not have any of the killing intent that he had before.

At this moment, Reverend Fen Yang didn’t dare to think too much. He promptly replied respectfully. “Senior, the Immortal Cultivators of our Purple Mystic Star, once they ascend, they would ascend to the Immortal Realm’s Flowing Spring Galaxy’s Fish Sun Star.”
Qin Yu was startled.

“You said Flowing Spring Galaxy?” Qin Yu’s voice grew a bit louder.

Reverend  Fen  Yang  hurriedly  replied.  “That’s  right.  This junior is certain. Furthermore, our Purple Sun Sect possessed method of communicating with the Immortal Realm. In our sect, all of our previous generations’ seniors have ascended to the Flowing Spring Galaxy’s Fish Sun Star.”
“Flowing Spring Galaxy. That was formerly Emperor Yu’s territory. It is currently administered by the Mystic Emperor. Hopefully nothing happens to my Royal Father and them.” Qin Yu frowned.

Qin Yu had originally thought to carefreely enjoy some time on the Purple Mystic Star. However, after knowing where his Royal Father and them have ascended to, Qin Yu no longer have any intention to relax anymore.

“I must go back immediately.”
Qin Yu glanced at Reverend Fen Yang and said indifferently. “Just act as if you never saw me and continue your training.” After saying those words, Qin Yu disappeared.

“Yes, senior.” Replied Reverend Fen Yang hurriedly.

Afterwards, he looked to the empty room and the sensed that the barrier was still intact. He felt that what had happened was even more like a dream.

“An existence that could ignore the barrier? Could it be that I was dreaming earlier?” Muttered Reverend Fen Yang. Beads of sweat were seeping out from his brows.

Chapter 38: The Reunion Of Father And Son

Hidden Dragon Continent. Flame Capital City of the Tang Dynasty Empire. In a certain guest room in the Virtue Garden. Qin Yu and Qin Zheng were the only people in the guest room.

“Second brother, I must go.”  Qin Yu looked to his second brother Qin Zheng and said in a serious tone.

“What happened? Why hurry back? If there’s nothing going on, stay a couple more days on the Hidden Dragon Continent.” Qin Zheng didn’t want Qin Yu to leave so quickly. After all, he had only came back a couple days ago.

Qin Yu shook his head and said helplessly. “I can’t. I’ve found out the location where the Dacheng stage cultivators of the Purple Mystic Star would ascend to. That location is located within an area that an enemy of mine, from the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm, controls.”
“Little Yu, you mean?” Qin Zheng’s expression changed. 
Qin Yu nodded. He said solemnly. “That’s right. What I fear the most is that person would go and find our Royal Father and big brother. If that was the case… then things would truly be bad.”
“This…” Qin Zheng also started worrying. “Little Yu, is that enemy of yours powerful?”
“Only so-so. However, it is impossible for Royal Father and them to contend against her. I hope that she still hasn’t taken note of Royal Father, big brother and them.”  The gaze filled with hatred from the time when Mystic Emperor fled from him appeared in Qin Yu’s mind.

The death of Emperor Yu, Mystic Emperor most definitely sees it as Qin Yu’s fault.

Upon thinking about this, Qin Yu grew even more worried. “Well, since this is the case, I will not obstruct you anymore. Little Yu, no matter what, you must save Royal Father and big brother.” Said Qin Zheng impatiently.

“Second brother, I would do so even if you didn’t mention it. They are not only your Royal Father and big brother, they’re also my Royal Father and big brother.” Qin Yu comforted Qin Zheng. Before he leaves, Qin Yu also has a couple things he must settle.

Qin  Yu  said  to  Qin  Zheng.  “Second  brother,  everything regarding our Qin clan in the Mortal Realm shall be in your hands. Now that you have those two twelve tribulation Loose Demons as your Spiritual Beasts, there should not be any problem. Merely, once you ascend to the Immortal , Devil and Demon Realm, those two Loose Demons would also ascend with you… thus, I will leave behind another thing with you.”
Qin Zheng looked to Qin Yu.

With an intention, a figure came out from Qin Yu’s body. It then fell to the ground beside him. It was the ‘Sword Immortal Puppet’ that Uncle Lan had given him. 
The Sword Immortal Puppet, its strongest strength was only that of a level nine Golden Immortal. Only its defense was a bit stronger than that. However, to the current Qin Yu, the Sword Immortal Puppet was not of much use.

“This is the Sword Immortal Puppet. From today hence, this Sword Immortal Puppet shall become the Inherited Treasure of our Mortal Realm’s Qin clan. Regardless of who it is, before they ascend to the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm, they must pass on this Sword Immortal Puppet to the next ‘Great Elder.’” Said Qin Yu.

The Clan master of the Qin Clan changes every hundred years. It was still relatively fast. However, the position of ‘Great Elder’ was a position for life. Only when the previous ‘Great Elder’ ascends to the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm would the next ‘Great Elder’ be chosen.

“Sword Immortal Puppet?”  Confused, Qin Zheng looked to the  Sword  Immortal  Puppet.  “Little  Yu,  is  this  a  human’s body?” “You can consider it as such. However, it is something that Uncle Lan created back then and gave me. Merely, to the current me, this Sword Immortal Puppet is of no use.” Said Qin Yu while smiling. “This Sword Immortal Puppet requires the use of Top Quality Elemental Spirit Stones to use. These are a hundred fifty Top Quality Elemental Spirit Stones. As to the key information regarding how to use the Sword Immortal Puppet, you can know about all of them from this.”
Qin Yu took a Mid Quality Divine Artifact level Spatial Ring. This Spatial Ring was something that Qin Yu obtained from the Ni Yang’s Realm.

“There are Top Quality Elemental Spirit Stones within this Spatial Ring. It also contains the information as to how to use the Sword Immortal Puppet.”  Qin Yu said as he entrust the Spatial Ring to Qin Zheng.

Qin Zheng immediately received the Spatial Ring. After he dripped blood on it to and formed the blood oath, Qin Zheng took out the jade slip from the Spatial Ring. With merely a sweep of his Spiritual Awareness, he had came to completely understand everything contained within it. “This, this Sword Immortal Puppet….” After knowing about the strength of the Sword Immortal Puppet, Qin Zheng was stunned.

Oh heavens!

With the Sword Immortal Puppet, the Qin clan would be practically unequalled in the Mortal Realm.

“Second brother, make it so that only the several elders of each successive generation will know about the existence of the Sword Immortal Puppet. You must definitely not let others know. Otherwise… our Qin descendants would all become too arrogant and my intention for leaving behind this Sword Immortal Puppet would also be lost.” Qin Yu continued. “This Sword Immortal Puppet must absolutely not be used unless it’s a time of crisis. Although I have left behind a large amount of Top Quality Elemental Spirit Stones, we must also take the future generations into consideration.”
Qin Zheng nodded and said while smiling. “Rest assured, Little Yu. I, your second brother have been the Emperor of the Qin Dynasty for several tens of years in the past. I know what must be done…. this Sword Immortal Puppet, unless our Qin clan is in a time of crisis, we will absolutely not use it.”
Only then did Qin Yu grow relieved.

“Mn, those two Spiritual Beasts have been arranged and I’ve also given you this Sword Immortal Puppet. I am now at ease.” Qin Yu forced a smile. “Second brother, I’m going now.”
Qin Zheng placed his hands on Qin Yu’s shoulders. He stared at Qin Yu.

“Don’t be like this.” Qin Yu said as he squeezed out a smile. “Mn, we will be able to meet each other again in the future.” After he finished saying those words, Qin Yu moved and teleported into the sky.

“Little Yu.”  Qin Zheng looked to Qin Yu’s silhouette in the sky with reddened eyes. Qin Yu turned around. He smiled and then disappeared from the sky.

With a Greater Teleportation, Qin Yu returned to the space channel. After passing through that black hole-like space channel, Qin Yu returned back to the Bewitching God Temple in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm.

[ED(Robin): I can’t believe he didn’t let Hou Fei and Hei Yu out, the Purple Mystic Star was their home aswell :( Sad times..]

Right after Qin Yu walked out from the Transfer Palace and into the courtyard, the housekeeper of the Bewitching God Temple, Uncle Fu, appeared.

“Qin Yu, you’re leaving?” Said Uncle Fu while smiling.

Qin Yu nodded. “Uncle Fu, the next time I come here will be the time when I take over the Bewitching God Temple.” “I am also looking forward to that day. Being here by myself all this time, I have also started to long for the time back in the Divine Realm.” Uncle Fu’s gaze turned misty. It was as if he was recalling the days in the Divine Realm.

Qin Yu sighed in his heart. “Is Uncle Fu really not a person? It seems like Uncle Fu has feelings, thoughts and everything else.”
The ability that the people of the Divine Realm have when it comes to forging Puppets, was much above what one could imagine.

“Uncle Fu, farewell.”  Qin Yu bid his farewell to Uncle Fu. Uncle Fu nodded and said while smiling. “Qin Yu, when you leave, you do not have to go through all those troubles. With your strength as well as the might of the High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact, Divine Spear Waning Snow, you possess enough power to break through the seals in those two tunnels.”
Although Qin Yu had received the Top Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact, Divine Spear Waning Snow, he has never truly used it yet.

The seals on the two tunnels, their strength was something that Qin Yu had experienced for himself before.

Never had he expected that he who was only able to jolt those two seals in the past, after possessing the Divine Spear Waning Snow, would be able to easily break through them. One could easily determine how many times his power had increased with the addition of the Waning Snow.

“There is no need in using the Divine Spear Waning Snow in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm.”  Said Qin Yu with a light smile. After he finished saying those words, Qin Yu exited the courtyard and entered the Front Palace.

Following the corridors within the Front Palace, Qin Yu easily left the Bewitching God Temple. He then flew to the foggy land covered by the Illusion Barrier.

“Just continue forward directly. There is no need for you to concern yourself over the Illusion Barrier.”  Uncle Fu stood at the entrance to the Bewitching God Temple and said to Qin Yu.

Qin Yu nodded.

Whenever Qin Yu moved to, the Illusion Barrier actually opened up a path for him. Qin Yu directly flew onward. Easily and quickly, he had passed through the enormous Illusion Barrier.

“Time to find my Royal Father.” Qin Yu looked to the seal on the Bewitching God Temple’s entrance tunnel and muttered.

Immortal Realm, Flowing Spring Galaxy.

Fish Sun Star was the core planet of the Flowing Spring Galaxy. It was an extremely bustling place. As the location where many of the Mortal Realmers ascend to, the number of small sects and schools within the Fish Sun Star was also quite large. Clear Emptiness Monastery, Purple Sun Sect, Heaven South Sect… essentially, there are numerous amount of small sect members here. Of course, the main power controlling this location was still the troops of one of the Immortal Realm’s three big shots, Mystic Emperor.

Nine Amplifications Sect, the largest sect on the Fish Sun Star. The Sect leader was one of the important personnel underneath the Mystic Emperor. With a strength of level four Immortal Emperor, the sect master of the Nine Amplifications sect possessed enough strength to display arrogance throughout the entire Flowing Spring Galaxy.

Two men were sitting inside a restaurant on the Fish Sun Star.

“Brother Feng, where do you think Yu’er would be?” Said a middle aged man who sat to the left. This middle aged man was Qin Yu’s father, the then Prince Who Pacified the East, Qin De!

As for the person sitting across him, it was Feng Yuzi. 
“The extremely powerful person of rumors that managed to suppress Emperor Yu and the Mystic Emperor was also called Qin Yu. Say, do you think it might be possible that person is Yu’er?” Said Qin De as he frowned.

Feng Yuzi said indifferently. “Brother Qin, the two of us have been friends for all these years. You are also a calm and unflustered person. How come you lose your head whenever we chat about Little Yu? Do you know how powerful that Qin Yu who suppressed Emperor Yu and the Mystic Emperor was? He is definitely a level nine Immortal Emperor. How many years has it been since Little Yu ascended? Furthermore, the most glorious moment of that other Qin Yu was three thousand years ago. At that time, Little Yu had only ascended for several hundred years. Possessing the strength of level nine Immortal Emperor in merely a couple hundred years? Is that even possible?”
“Right, I am indeed muddled.”  Qin De laughed at himself. “Although  Little  Yu’s  talent  was  good,  to  attain  such  a cultivation speed is highly unlikely.” “Furthermore,   Mystic   Emperor   as   well   as   the   Nine Amplifications Sect underneath her has have treated us extremely well.”  Feng Yuzi gasped. “If that legendary Qin Yu were to be Little Yu, then how could the Mystic Emperor as well as the Nine Amplifications Sect be so good to us?”
Qin De nodded.

“Sigh.  This  Immortal,  Devil  and  Demon  Realm  is  too populated. The number of people on a single planet numbers several billions or more. Moreover, these sort of planets are countless. The people with the name Qin Yu… there are several thousands of them on a single planet. There is even less of a need to mention the entire Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. Finding Qin Yu will be truly difficult.” Qin De sighed deeply.

Feng Yuzi lightly smiled and said. “Rest assured, with Little Yu’s temperaments, he would definitely not become obscure and unknown. Once he became famous, you’ll naturally be able to find him.”
“That’s true. Come, let’s drink.”  Qin De stopped thinking about it anymore. At once, he raised his wine cup. 
“Haha… truly a great joke.” A youth sitting on another table in the restaurant started laughing out loud. He then pointed to Qin De and Feng Yuzi. “These two people actually said that Senior Qin Yu was their so called Little Yu? Two nobodies who are merely at the Heavenly Immortal Stage actually tried to say they’re related to Senior Qin Yu. Truly…. Haha, you’re killing me with the joke.”
An Immortal who sat on the same table as this youth sneered.  “Enough,  there  is  no  need  to  bother  with  two Heavenly Immortals. If they want to dream, then let them continue on dreaming.”
“The two of you, listen up.”  A black clothed man on the corner of the restaurant also glanced toward Qin De and Feng Yuzi. Coldly, he said. “In the future, do not say that Qin Yu is some Little Yu. Senior Qin Yu is not someone that people like you could discuss about.”
Clearly, this black clothed man was someone who idolized Qin Yu. With Qin Yu’s strength, there was indeed a large number of people who idolized him in the Immortal Realm. This black clothed man who appeared to be very powerful was clearly one of those people.

Qin De frowned upon hearing this.

“Brother Feng, let’s go back.” Said Qin De to Feng Yuzi. Feng Yuzi also sensed the disdain the people in this restaurant had toward them. He immediately nodded.

The two of them were merely Heavenly Immortals. On a galaxy’s core planet like the Fish Sun Star, they belonged to lowest level category. Any random Immortal was able to trample upon them. The two of them could only endure.

“Shut your mouth.”
Suddenly, a large shout was heard. A purple clothed old man walked up from the stairway. The purple clothed old man coldly glanced at everyone present in the restaurant. His gaze was then cast on that black clothed man. “Ah, Second Elder.” Immediately, three people stood up and said respectfully to this old man.

The boss of the restaurant also walked out. “So it’s actually Your Lordship the Second Elder of the Nine Amplifications Sect  who  has  arrived.  Second  Elder,  please.”   Said  that restaurant boss at once.

The Second Elder instead said coldly. “You all, listen carefully. Qin De as well as Feng Yuzi are noble guests of our Nine Amplifications Sect. In the future, if you all dare to speak rudely to them, then you’ll be insulting our Nine Amplifications Sect. You got that?”
Those two Immortals that were arrogant earlier immediately grew silent. As for that black clothed man, he merely turned around and also grew quiet. When comparing strength, this black clothed man was still no match for the Second Elder who was a level nine Golden Immortal.

“Brother Qin De, my apologies in letting these two people disturb you. Sigh, brother Qin De, didn’t I already say this? If you want to dine and drink in the future, then come to the couple restaurants owned by our Nine Amplifications Sect. There would definitely not be anyone who would dare to disturb you there.” When this Second Elder looked to Qin De, his tone immediately grew awfully amiable.

Qin De said hurriedly. “Second Elder, there is no need. We have already inconvenienced your Nine Amplifications Sect enough. For us to even have to eat in your restaurants, we truly would feel too apologetic for that.”
“What’s with those words? Brother Qin De, your words are meant for outsiders. You merely need to consider our Nine Amplifications Sect as your family. On this Fish Sun Star, there is no one that dares to not give face to our Nine Amplifications Sect.” Said this Second Elder arrogantly. He then said to Qin De with an amiable tone. “Brother Qin De, come, let’s go have some fun at my place. I am still not resigned to losing to you in chess the last time. Today, I shall definitely win.”
Qin De and Feng Yuzi glanced at each other. Finally, the two of them stood up.

And just at this moment… A black gowned youth suddenly appeared in the middle of the restaurant. His gown was fluttering even though there was no wind. His long pitch-black hair was swaying gracefully.

Everyone in the restaurant, including that level nine Golden Immortal Second Elder, had sensed an oppression coming from their heart. All of the people felt a burst of fear. They even had a weak sensation in their arms and legs.

“Who  is  this  person?”   The  Second  Elder  looked  at  this suddenly appearing black gowned youth in fear. The Second Elder even felt as if his Immortal Elemental Energy within his body had grown chaotic and was not being controlled.

“You,  you  are….”  Qin  De  saw  the  man  in  front  of  him. However, momentarily, he didn’t dare to admit it. Merely the aura emitted by this black gowned youth had caused a level nine Golden Immortal’s Immortal Elemental Energy to become chaotic. Such a strength, it was likely that even level eight or nine Immortal Emperors were unable to do that. The black gowned youth looked to Qin De and Feng Yuzi. A smile appeared on his face. “Royal Father, Uncle Feng.”
“You’re really Little Yu?” Feng Yuzi also looked to Qin Yu in shock.

Chapter 39: Benefactor?

Qin De looked at the black gowned youth in front of him. This youth’s appearance was exactly like his own son. However, that astonishing strength… just by looking at the deathly pale complexion of the Nine Amplification Sect’s Second Elder, one would already know how powerful he was. However, the sensation that originated from his heart and soul was very clear!

“Yu’er.” Qin De finally called out.

“Royal Father, I’ve finally found you.”  An emotional smile appeared on Qin Yu’s face. Having cultivated to this point, there were very few things that could cause Qin Yu to become this emotional.

Feng Yuzi also gulped down two mouthfuls of saliva. Happily surprised, he said. “Little Yu, could it be that you’re really that legendary Qin Yu?”
Seeing Qin Yu’s strength, even Feng Yuzi started believing that he might be him. 
Qin Yu turned around to look at the people in the restaurant. His brows slightly frowned. He then said to Qin De and Feng Yuzi with an amiable tone. “Royal Father, Uncle Feng, let’s leave here first. We can slowly talk about it later.”
“Cough,  cough,  this,  Senior  Qin  Yu,  you’re  truly  him?” Although that Nine Amplifications Sect’s Second Elder addressed Qin Yu’s father as brother and all, when he saw Qin Yu, he instead grew reserved and nervous and referred to Qin Yu as ‘Senior Qin Yu.’ Truly amusing.

However, time was a thing of barely any significance to cultivators. If one was to train for a hundred million years and still remain a Golden Immortal, then even if he was to encounter a Immortal Emperor who have only cultivated for several hundred years, he would still have to respectfully call that person senior. In here… everything is determined by one’s strength.

“Oh, and you are?” Qin Yu looked to the Second Elder of the Nine Amplifications Sect. He had noticed that this man seemed to have a pretty good relationship with his own father. 
“This junior is the Second Elder of the Nine Amplifications Sect.” Said that Second Elder of the Nine Amplifications Sect.

“From the Nine Amplifications Sect?” Qin Yu frowned.

The Dragon Clan’s Interstellar Map Qin Yu received from Ao Wuming, it had given an explanation of all the various powers. Qin Yu knew very well that this Nine Amplifications Sect used to belong to Emperor Yu. And now, it was a sect under the Mystic Emperor.

“No matter what sort of plot one has, in front of an absolute power, they are all child’s play.” Qin Yu wasn’t worried in the slightest. With his current strength… especially after obtaining the High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact Divine Spear Waning Snow, there is definitely no one in the entire Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm that could take a spear strike from it.

Even if he were to not use his High Quality Heavenly Divine Artifact, with merely his comprehension of the spatial laws, Qin Yu’s strength was already slightly stronger than the Gold Punishment Lord, Black Flame Lord, White Profound Lord and the others.

Immediately after, Qin Yu stopped thinking about it.

“Royal Father, Uncle Feng, let’s leave. It’s been a long time since I’ve last seen big brother. Little Lu, Big Mountain and them are they also here?” Said Qin Yu while smiling. In front of his relatives, his smile was always that sincere and amiable.

[TL: Little Lu = Xiao Lu → Little Jade. Big Mountain = Da Shan. They’re both Qin Yu’s friends from the earlier chapters.]

Qin  De  nodded  and  said.  “Right,  let’s  return.  Your  big brother has been reminiscing about you since some time ago.”
Qin Yu did not know where his Qin clansmen lived. Thus, he could only follow his Royal Father and Uncle Feng. The three of them flew out from the restaurant together. They rapidly flew toward the residence of the Qin clan. As for that Second Elder of the Nine Amplifications Sect, he instead took out a Transmission Spiritual Pearl. After he sent the transmission, he also flew out of the restaurant.

Only a long time after Qin Yu and the others left the restaurant, did the people inside the restaurant come back to their senses.

“That man from earlier is so terrifying.”  An Immortal still had a pale complexion on his face.

That black clothed man who sat on the corner of the restaurant was staring at the location where Qin Yu flew out. He was astonished. “He is even more powerful than my master, much much much more powerful! Could it be that… he really is Senior Qin Yu?”
The conversation that Qin Yu had with Qin De and Feng Yuzi as well as the original conversation that Qin De and Feng Yuzi had, was something that majority of the people in the restaurant had heard. Merely from their dialog and, on top of that, Qin Yu’s strength, almost everyone had came to a speculation… ‘the black gowned youth from earlier was the legendary Immortal Emperor Qin Yu.’ “We were cursing at Senior Qin Yu’s relatives earlier?”  The two Immortals that had started the rebuke against Qin De looked to each other. They were sweating cold bullets.

Qin Yu flew behind Qin De and Feng Yuzi for a long time.
Finally, they approached a courtyard manor and descended.

This courtyard manor, merely its walls were several kilometers long. Even on the Fish Sun Star, this courtyard manor could be considered one that is quite luxurious and big. This was especially true because the courtyard manor was located within the city. Usually, one would not be able to possess such a courtyard manor unless one possessed enough strength.

Qin Yu, his father and his Uncle Feng descended outside the entrance of the courtyard manor.

The two servants guarding the entrance saw them and immediately said respectfully. “Master!”  Qin De immediately pulled Qin Yu while smiling and walked into the enormous courtyard manor.

“Royal  Father,  is  this  the  place  you,  big  brother  and  the others live in?” Puzzled, Qin Yu asked.

With the strength of his own father and big brother, how could they possibly be able to attain such a large courtyard manor on a core planet like the Fish Sun Star?

“That’s right.” Qin De smiled as he nodded. “Actually, this is your Aunt Feng’s courtyard manor. However, after your Aunt Feng and your Uncle Feng married each other, we also benefited from association and started living in this courtyard manor.”
Qin  Yu  smiled  and  looked  to  Feng  Yuzi.  “Uncle  Feng, congratulations.”
Feng Yuzi was unable to refrain from smiling. “This is also fate. All those years I’ve spent in the Mortal Realm, never had I anticipated that I too would have such a day. I had anticipated even less that I would be able to meet your Aunt Feng. The Heavens were truly good to me.”
“Stop showing off your good fortune shamelessly. Come, let’s go into the main hall first.” Said Qin De while smiling.

The three of them continued to walk into the courtyard manor. Inside the courtyard manor was an enormous pond. An arching bridge crossed over the pond. After passing over the bridge and walking down the winding corridor for a moment, the three of them arrived at the main hall.

“Inform the young master and them to all come to the main hall.” Qin De smiled and said to the servant outside the main hall.

“Yes, master.” That servant immediately left.

Qin Yu, Qin De and Feng Yuzi all took their seat in the main hall. “It seems like big brother is not inside the courtyard manor?”   With  a  sweep  of  his  Divine  Awareness,  Qin  Yu discovered that the only person he knew in the courtyard manor was Little Lu. Even Tie Shan wasn’t here. Qin Yu did not go and try to greet Little Lu immediately. After all, Little Lu was about to come over anyway so there was no need for him to be impatient.

Qin De was startled. He said. “Not here? That is something that I didn’t know about. However, rest assured. If your big brother isn’t in the courtyard manor, he is most definitely in somewhere in the city. I have already ordered the servant to inform them. The housekeeper would send a message to them via the Transmission Spiritual Pearl.”
Qin Yu nodded.

“Yu’er, how have you been in these past four thousand years? Furthermore… not long after I arrived in the Immortal Realm, I heard about an extremely exceptional expert. That expert is also called Qin Yu. Could it be that he was really you?” Even now, Qin De still found it somewhat hard to believe. Feng Yuzi also looked to Qin Yu. “Little Yu, I’ve heard that man had once killed twenty six Immortal Emperors in a single succession. And in the end, even Emperor Yu fled in disgrace. Furthermore, on the planet where the Cyan Emperor underwent his Divine Tribulation, he had also displayed his astonishing strength. It was rumored that he is a level nine Immortal Emperor.”
Qin Yu laughed at himself and said. “The rumors gets more and more excessive the more they spread. Although a lot of the things are true, they were not what others have said it to be. Back then, my strength was not that exaggerated.”
“You truly are him?” Feng Yuzi and Qin De heard Qin Yu’s speech and his tone. It seemed that Qin Yu had admitted that he was that Qin Yu.

Qin Yu nodded. “That’s right.”
“But, but during that time, you had only ascended for how long?”  Feng Yuzi felt fear in his own thinking. At that time, Qin Yu had only ascended to the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm for how long? However, he actually killed twenty six Immortal Emperors in a single succession?

Qin Yu shook his head and smiled. “No. Actually, back then, the one who killed twenty six Immortal Emperors in a single succession wasn’t me. Instead, it was someone else.”
“Oh. Like I said, although Little Yu is a genius, you had only been in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm for a hundred or two hundred years at that time. How is it possible that you’d be able to kill twenty six Immortal Emperors in succession?” Feng Yuzi suddenly realized.

Qin De instead frowned and asked. “Yu’er, back then, who was it that saved you and killed twenty six Immortal Emperors?”
“Saved? I won’t consider that to be saving. It was mostly because I possessed the Divine Artifact, Ten Thousand Beasts Atlas. The Ten Thousand Beasts Atlas has three layers. The first layer possesses Heavenly Demon level Spiritual Beasts. The second layer possesses Demon King level Spiritual Beasts. The third layer possesses Demon Emperor level Spiritual Beasts. At that time, I had finally reached the Immortal Emperor level and thus managed to open the third layer of the Ten Thousand Beasts Atlas. Afterwards, I ordered an extremely powerful Demon Emperor to kill those people.” In front of his relatives, Qin Yu told the truth as it was.

Feng Yuzi opened his eyes wide. He pointed at Qin Yu but was unable to finish his sentence. “You, you…”
“Uncle Feng.” Qin Yu looked to Feng Yuzi in confusion.

Only after a long time did Feng Yuzi manage to slowly calm down. He said. “Little Yu, you said you’d reached Immortal Emperor level at that time?”
“That’s  right.  If  I  hadn’t  reached  the  Immortal  Emperor level, how would I have been able to open the third layer of the Ten Thousand Beasts Atlas at that time?”  Said Qin Yu with a slight smile. Only now did he understood the reason why Feng Yuzi was shocked. It was true that at that time, it had only been a bit more than a hundred years since he ascended to the Immortal Realm. To be able to reach the Immortal Emperor level in a bit more than a hundred years was indeed something that would shock anyone.

“Yu’er, there are rumors that you’ve encountered Emperor Yu on the planet that the Cyan Emperor was undergoing his tribulation on? And you’ve even fought him there?”  Qin De took a deep breath. With anticipation, he looked to this miraculous son of his.

Qin Yu nodded and said while smiling. “That’s right. During the battle on the Reef Yellow Star, I was still no match against Emperor Yu. However, during the time of the Cyan Emperor’s Divine Tribulation, although Emperor Yu had reached level nine Immortal Emperor then, I had already reached a level on par with him.”
During the time of the Cyan Emperor’s Divine Tribulation, it had only been several hundred years, not even a thousand, since Qin Yu ascended to the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. Feng Yuzi and Qin De looked at each other.

Was this still the same third child that they had considered to be without any future prospects?

And just when Feng Yuzi and Qin De opened their mouths, about to say something, suddenly…
“Big brother Yu.” A sharp and clear voice sounded. A gentle beautiful woman ran in happily.

“Little Lu.” Upon seeing the person who had arrived, Qin Yu had also grown happy. Little Lu was his childhood playmate.

Right after Little Lu came in, a group of people rushed in one after another. These people, some of them had the appearance of old people, some of them youths, and some of them youngsters. However, with no exception, all of these people’s eyes were filled with excitement. After these people came in, almost simultaneously, their gazes were all cast toward the stranger… Qin Yu.

The person who had caused the sudden emergence of the Qin clan in the cultivation world, the person who had made the Qin clan become a miracle in the history of the Mortal Realm, the Qin descendants who grew up hearing about this Utmost Supreme Third Elder, all of them were filled with idolization toward this Qin Yu. To be able to meet Qin Yu today, each and every one of them was excited.

They all clearly remembered the achievements of Qin Yu…
Incapable of training in the internal martial techniques, this man had instead relied on the external martial techniques to enter the Xiantian stage, becoming the first external Xiantian expert of the Hidden Dragon Continent.

At the age of twenty, he entered into the world of cultivators.

He entered the Seabed Cultivation World and, in merely several years, established the Stellar Pavilion and became one of the overlords of the Seabed Cultivation World. The number of Demon Cultivators underneath him numbered in the hundred thousands.

Nine Swords Immortal Mansion, Chaotic Astral Ocean, Soaring Dragon Continent… the numerous stories of Qin Yu, these descendants all clearly remembered it in their hearts.

“Great grandfather, is he the third grandfather?”  A youth said to Qin De in a low voice.

Qin De nodded. He then looked to Qin Yu. “Yu’er, they are the descendants of our Qin clan that have ascended in the past four thousand years. These are merely half of them. There are still many of them that are outside with your big brother.”
Qin Yu nodded. He then looked at this group of Qin descendants.

In the skies of the Fish Sun Star, a group of people were flying rapidly. The leader among them was precisely Qin Feng. In the Immortal Realm, amongst the Qin clansmen, Qin Feng possessed prestige second only to Qin De.

“Little  Yu,  Little  Yu  has  actually  come.”  Qin  Feng’s  eyes possessed an overjoyed expression.

“Everyone, fly faster.” Qin Feng turned his head around and shouted.

Immediately, the group of people following him proceeded to try harder and fly faster. At this moment, more than a dozen people flew up from below. They were led by a white clothed youngster. This white clothed youngster brought the people to Qin Feng’s side and asked. “Grandfather, why did you send an urgent transmission for me?”
In actuality, that housekeeper merely sent a voice transmission to Qin Feng, Tie Shan and a couple other leaders. As for the other younger generations, Qin Feng and them would naturally inform them.

“Your third grandfather has arrived.” Said Qin Feng. 
“Grandfather,  you  mean…”  That  white  clothed  youngster was unable to believe what Qin Feng had said.

A  woman  behind  Qin  Feng  smiled  and  said.  “Little  Nan, that’s right. Your third grandfather has come. Didn’t you frequently tell me about how much you idolize your third grandfather? About how much you want to meet your third grandfather after ascending to the Immortal Realm?”
“Mother, is it truly the Utmost Supreme Third Elder?”  Qin Nan asked again.

“Mn, why would your mother lie to you?” Said that woman while smiling.

Qin Nan’s eyes immediately burst forth an ecstatic radiance. “Grandfather, quick, let’s go. I’m not going to wait for you.” After that Qin Nan finished saying those words, he immediately increased his speed and turned into a ray of light. Instantly, he had left Qin Feng far behind. Qin Feng’s grandson, Qin Nan, was currently the strongest among the Qin clan. He could also be considered as an exceptional genius. His cultivation speed was extremely astonishing.

“This child.” Qin Feng felt a bit helpless. Immediately after, he was unable to hold back his longing to see his own brother. He turned to Tie Shan beside him and said. “Brother Tie Shan, lead everyone for me, I’ll be going back first.”
Qin Feng also stopped suppressing his speed. Immediately, he sped up to his maximum speed and proceeded to rapidly fly toward the courtyard manor. Merely, his speed was still a bit slower than that Qin Nan’s.

Bustling with activity. Currently, a large number of people were gathered in the main hall of the Qin clan’s courtyard manor. Never had the Qin clan’s courtyard manor been this lively before. All these people would occasionally look at Qin Yu with curious and idolizing gazes.

Only, many of the people among this large group of people didn’t dare to talk with Qin Yu. Only those that were a bit more courageous would go up to him and greet him. As for the rest of them, they would look at those that went up there to talk with Qin Yu with eyes of envy.

The number of people in the main hall grew more and more.

“Brother  Yang,  is  that  person  truly  the  Utmost  Supreme Third Elder?” Some of the younger generations of the Qin clan were talking to each other on the edges of the main hall.

“That’s right, that’s the Utmost Supreme Third Elder. Oh how amazing it would be if the Utmost Supreme Third Elder would talk and smile to me.” Said that youth beside him.

“Then go up there. There have already been a couple people that have managed to talk with Utmost Supreme Third Elder. It seems that Utmost Supreme Third Elder is an awfully nice person.”
“No, I wouldn’t dare.” At this moment, that youth seemed to be somewhat timid and embarrassed. 
“Great Grandfather.”  A voice loudly sounded in the main hall. A figure immediately rushed into the main hall. It was that Qin Nan who have rushed over rapidly.

Qin Yu had also noticed this youngster who had bursted into the main hall. This youngster’s strength had actually reached the level one Golden Immortal level. He was definitely the strongest among the entire Qin clan.

“Oh, Little Nan, this is your Third Grandfather Qin Yu.” Qin De stroked Qin Nan’s head affectionately. Qin Nan also continued to cleverly stay beside Qin De. He merely secretly glanced toward Qin Yu.

Seeing that Qin Yu was looking at him with a smile, Qin Nan instantly grew red like a child that had been caught stealing.

“Ah, Little Nan, you’re blushing?”  Qin De was amazed. He then looked to Feng Yuzi beside him. “Brother Feng, Little Nan actually has a moment where he blushes too. Truly the sun has risen from the west.” To suddenly see the idol that he worshipped for several thousand years, being nervous was an extremely regular thing to happen.

“Little Yu, this is your big brother’s grandson, Little Nan. He is the one with the best aptitude in our Qin clan. Oh… mistake mistake, he’s the second best after you.” Said Qin De while laughing. Upon recalling Qin Yu’s cultivation speed, even with Qin De’s temperament, he still clicked his tongue.

In merely several hundred years, he had attained a level comparable to the level nine Immortal Emperor Emperor Yu? Qin De actually has such a son? Truly the Heavens were extremely generous to Qin De.

“Little Yu.” A loud and clear voice sounded in the main hall.

“Big brother.” Qin Yu immediately stood up. A sturdy youth stood by the entrance to the main hall. His appearance possessed a seventy percent resemblance to Qin Yu’s. Merely, he appeared a bit more straightforward compared to Qin Yu. The two brothers looked at each other. The blood within their bodies were surging. They were blood brothers!

Qin Yu and Qin Feng immediately hugged each other. After some time, they released their hugs.

“Oh, how many years has it been? After all these years in the Immortal Realm, I’ve finally managed to see you again. Haha… today is truly a happy day.” Qin Feng laughed loudly.

“Big brother, today is also my happiest day in the Immortal Realm.” Qin Yu also felt that his heart was heating up.

And at this moment, a beautiful woman walked in. “Brother Feng, I’ve heard that your nephew Qin Yu has come?”
Feng Yuzi immediately stood up. While smiling all over, he walked to that beautiful woman’s side. Pulling that beautiful woman’s hand, he brought her to Qin Yu and said. “Little Yu, this is your Aunt Feng, Lian Yu. She is someone that I met in the Immortal Realm.”
“Lian Yu? Who is Xuan Xi to you?”  Qin Yu looked to this ‘Lian Yu.’ His gaze had turned cold.

With Qin Yu’s strength, he was able to instantly tell that this ‘Lian Yu’ in front of him trained in the exact same martial techniques as Xuan Xi.

“The Mystic Emperor is precisely this Lian Yu’s master.” This beautiful woman called Lian Yu said while smiling. “My master knows about the news of, Qin Yu, your arrival. I reckon that she’ll soon arrive on the Fish Sun Star.”
Confused, Feng Yuzi said. “Lian Yu, your master? Wasn’t your master that great benefactor who had saved all of our lives, the senior expert of the Nine Amplifications Sect?”
“Brother Qin Yu, I know of the news of you and your father’s reunion. For me to rush over here to congratulate you only now, I am truly sorry.”  A voice suddenly echoed through the main hall. At the same time, a white clothed woman walked in.

“Master.” This Lian Yu immediately said respectfully.

“So it’s actually the great benefactor who has come.” Qin De immediately got up.

Qin Yu frowned. This white clothed woman was precisely the person who possessed great hatred for him, the Mystic Emperor Xuan Xi!

Chapter 40: Xuan Xi’s Confession

The arrival of Xuan Xi had caused all of the Qin clansmen within the main hall to become extremely well-behaved. They all stood to the side silently. As for Qin De, he had respectfully walked   toward   her   and   said.   “Benefactor,   you   are   an acquaintance of my son?”
“Acquaintance? That’s right, I have indeed been associated with your son, Qin Yu before.”  Said Xuan Xi with a smile. Immediately after, her gaze shifted to Qin Yu.

Qin Yu’s brows started to crease slightly.

What exactly did this Xuan Xi want to do? From the way it seemed now, this Xuan Xi had long discovered his Royal Father and them. If Xuan Xi wanted to kill them, they she would’ve already killed them. Why didn’t she kill them instead of treating them so nicely?

“Little Yu, you called the benefactor the ‘Mystic Emperor’ earlier?  What’s  that  all  about?”   Feng  Yuzi  asked.  At  this moment, Feng Yuzi’s brows were creased together. Clearly, he was in a very distressed state.

Was there anyone who didn’t know of the grudges between Qin Yu and Emperor Yu?

As for the Mystic Emperor, she was married to Emperor Yu. Emperor Yu had died, yet the Mystic Emperor treated the Qin clan so nicely and even had her beloved disciple marry Feng Yuzi. For anyone with the slightest amount of intelligence, they would all be able to tell that something was amiss.

“Mystic Emperor.”  A light smile appeared on Qin Yu’s face. “Why did you conceal your identity and become my clan’s benefactor? Could you perhaps provide an explanation?”
Upon mentioning this, Xuan Xi had a bitter smile on her face. “Qin Yu, the reason why I didn’t tell your father and them about my true identity, is because I don’t want them to indulge in wild speculations.” Qin De, Qin Feng, Feng Yuzi and the rest were all standing to the side, quietly watching the conversation between Qin Yu and Mystic Emperor.

“Wild speculations? Mystic Emperor, you’ve protected my Qin clan for this many years and are a benefactor to my Qin clan, I must truly thank you for that. However, to be honest, I truly do not understand why you did such a thing.” Said Qin Yu calmly.

Mystic Emperor shook her head. In a disappointed and frustrated tone, she said. “If I were to tell you that I have come to my senses and am repenting for my actions, would you believe me?”
Qin Yu was stunned.

Coming to her senses and repenting for her actions? How could Qin Yu possibly believe that?

To experts at the level nine Immortal Emperor level, their understanding of right and wrong and the hatred and desire for revenge were definitely unflinching. If they were to suddenly change and repent their philosophy, if a person had such an irresolute frame of mind, then it would be practically impossible for them to reach level nine Immortal Emperor.

Of course, it wasn’t that there was no possibility that the Mystic Emperor had come to her senses and was repenting.

But, who was the Mystic Emperor? She was one of the big shots, one of the leaders amongst the three great powers of the Immortal Realm. If she were in the Mortal Realm, then she would be a dynasty’s great Empress! Would such a person repent?

The Mystic Emperor did not bother to wait for Qin Yu’s response. She said. “Qin Yu, I originally did not have any hatred towards you. I only became your enemy because of my husband Feng Yu. That time, when Feng Yu was killed by that expert underneath you, I became furious with rage. At that time, I indeed wanted to kill you for revenge.”
Qin Yu did not speak. His gaze was locked on the Mystic Emperor as he continued to listen to her. 
“However, you disappeared afterwards. As the time passed, my hatred against you slowly weakened. I, Xuan Xi, am also a level nine Immortal Emperor. I am not someone who would have my eyes blinded by hatred. Only after I completely woke up from my hatred, did I discover a single matter — that from the beginning till the end, it had been Feng Yu who was forcing you as he tried to obtain your Divine Artifacts in vain. That was what led to his death.”
Xuan Xi smiled tranquilly. “In fact, Feng Yu’s death had instead allowed me to become worry-free. The current me wholeheartedly focuses on the Dao. My soul’s level is also progressing very quickly. Against you… I truly do not wish to tangle with you any further. Thus, I could only confer a favor toward you in hopes that we could settle the grudges between us.”
Qin Yu’s Divine Awareness swept through.

The last time they met, this Mystic Emperor’s soul had only reached level nine Immortal Emperor level. However now, her soul had almost consolidated into a Golden Soul Pellet. This sort of speed was indeed considerably fast. 
However, even if this was the case, were the Mystic Emperor’s words truly real?

“Can I believe her?” Qin Yu asked himself in his heart.

“Yu’er, trust the Mystic Emperor for now.” Qin De’s Immortal Awareness Voice Transmission suddenly sounded in Qin Yu’s mind. After hearing his father’s Voice Transmission, Qin Yu’s heart was determined.

Although his Royal Father’s strength was not powerful, his ability to judge was much better than Qin Yu’s. For his Royal Father to decide to trust her for the time being, there must definitely be a reason for that. Thus, Qin Yu sighed at once. “Sigh, Mystic Emperor, had Emperor Yu been as logical as you, back then, then those problems between Emperor Yu and I would’ve never happened. Emperor Yu would also not have died.”
“Feng Yu’s death was his own to blame. Actually, he was already completely caught up in his Heart’s Devil. No matter who tried to persuade him, it was completely useless. As his wife, at that time, the only thing I could do was to help him.” Xuan Xi also sighed.

[TL: I think I forgot to explain what Heart’s Devil is. Basically, the ‘Heart’s Devil’ is a form of tribulation or obstacle that some cultivators have to overcome, they can cause a lot of trouble during divine tribulation etc. In Emperor Yu’s case, his Heart’s Devil was his hatred for Qin Yu.]

Qin De started laughing with a bright and clear voice. “Haha, good, it is good that the grudges between Senior Mystic Emperor and my son have been settled. Senior Mystic Emperor, please stay in the courtyard manor and partake in our banquet tonight.”
“Of course.” Mystic Emperor nodded while smiling.

With brows like the moon, with limpid autumn water-like eyes, with her white clothes floating, the Mystic Emperor indeed gave off a moving aura. In the banquet.

Qin De, Yu Fengzi, Qin Feng, Qin Yu… and a large group of Qin clansmen as well as the Mystic Emperor, the Sect Master, the First elder and the Second Elder of the Nine Amplifications Sect and a bunch of others have all arrived for the banquet.

The courtyard manor was extremely lively.

The Sect Master of the Nine Amplifications Sect, the First Elder and the rest of them also came to know that the legendary Qin Yu was actually a Qin clansman.

Although they were confused as to why the Mystic Emperor did not kill the Qin clan and instead treat them so well, they didn’t dare offend Qin Yu. Each and every one of them was extremely respectful. The attitude they had toward Qin De had also turned a lot more sincere compared to before.

Qin Yu, Qin De, Feng Yuzi and his wife, Qin Feng, Mystic Emperor, the Nine Amplification Sect’s Sect Master as well as the First Elder. These eight individuals were seated at the same table.

Ever since the Mystic Emperor revealed her identity in the main hall, the Qin clansmen have been in a state of nonstop excitement.

At this moment, at the other tables, the Qin clansmen were chatting about the most top-notch existence in the Immortal Realm, the Mystic Emperor, as well as they their prided Utmost Supreme Third Elder, Qin Yu. They were also chatting about some of the achievements that they had accomplished in the Immortal Realm. Only today did the Qin clansmen manage to verify that… Qin Yu was that legendary ‘Qin Yu.’ This had caused this group of Qin clansmen, who already held Qin Yu as their idol, to become even more excited.

As for the table Qin Yu was at, each and every one of them was drinking and eating. Each and every one of them wore a smile on their faces. However, they were not as excited compared to the other tables. “Brother  Qin  Yu,  your  cultivation  speed  is  the  fastest amongst all those people that I’ve seen and heard about in my entire lifetime… Having not seen you in a bit over three thousand years, Brother Qin Yu’s strength has grown even more astonishing. May I know exactly what level Brother Qin Yu is now?” Xuan Xi looked to Qin Yu while smiling.

At this moment, Qin De, Qin Feng and the rest of the people also looked to Qin Yu.

“Me? I reckon I’m not far away from undergoing the Divine Tribulation.” Said Qin Yu while smiling.

Qin Yu was able to imagine that his soul’s level had already reached a point where he surpassed ordinary Deities. As for his martial prowess and body, it had already reached the ninth stage. They were most definitely fitting the requirements to undergo the Divine Tribulation.

Merely, Qin Yu was still incapable of knowing when the Divine Tribulation would come. “Don’t tell me it’s because I’m still in the ‘Middle stage Origin Stage’   that  the  Divine  Tribulation  hasn’t  come?”   Qin  Yu guessed in his heart.

“Not far from undergoing the Divine Tribulation. I must truly congratulate Brother Qin Yu.” Xuan Xi said at once.

Qin De and the rest of them people instead did not ask anything. Instead, they immediately changed the subject to other things.

After the banquet was over, after the Mystic Emperor left with the people from the Nine Amplifications Sect, Qin Yu, Qin De and Qin Feng went into a room together. Only then did the father and sons start chatting with each other properly.

The three of them sat down around a small table. Each of them poured a cup of tea for themselves.

“Royal Father, earlier, you told me to believe in the Mystic Emperor? Why did you tell me to do that? Could it be that you think  what  she  said  was  true?”   Inside  the  room,  Qin  Yu immediately asked the confusion he had in his heart.

Qin De held the teacup with his hands. With a light smile, he said. “No, I do not believe what she said was the truth.”
“Then Royal Father…” Qin Yu frowned.

Qin De shook his head and said. “While I did not believe what she said was the truth, I also do not think that what she said was false. Truth or false, there is no need to determine that.”
“Little Yu, before this, let me tell you about a matter. Among our Qin descendants, there are twelve who ended up marrying wives in the Immortal Realm. There are also three Qin clan’s women who ended up having husbands here. As for their wives and husbands, none of them are unrelated to the Mystic Emperor.” Qin De said slowly.

Qin Yu’s expression changed. 
“Mystic  Emperor  is  truly  fierce.”  Qin  Yu  sensed  that  the Mystic Emperor was hard to take care of.

There are not many Qin clansmen in the Immortal Realm to begin with. For there to be fifteen of them’ married to the Mystic Emperor’s people, this matter had turned troublesome. If they were to take care of the Mystic Emperor, then how shall they deal with the children from those fifteen marriages?

Qin Feng also nodded and said. “My grandson Little Nan had also grew into a good relationship with a girl recently. As far as I know, that girl is from the Nine Amplifications Sect.”
“Amazing, amazing.”  Qin Yu had a trace of anger from the bottom of his heart.

As the Mystic Emperor had used this move, even if Qin Yu wanted to deal with her, he could not do it easily. “Yu’er,  do  not  think  too  much  about  it.  If  that  Mystic Emperor wanted to kill us from the Qin clan, then she would’ve done so already. There would be no reason for her to drag all the way till now… furthermore, the Mystic Emperor is indeed a benefactor to our Qin clan.” Qin De said.

“Benefactor? What did she do?” Qin Yu asked.

Qin Feng spoke. “The clansmen of our Qin clan that have ascended to the Fish Sun Star in the past years have all encountered dangers before. Even I and our Royal Father were like that too. However, every single time, we were saved by the people from the Nine Amplifications Sect. There was one time where the Mystic Emperor personally came to our help. According to what the people from the Nine Amplifications Sect said, the reason why they were so protective of us was precisely because of the Mystic Emperor. Of course, in the past, they had merely said that the Mystic Emperor was an extremely powerful expert of their Nine Amplifications Sect.”
“Danger,   it’s   possible   that   this   Mystic   Emperor   had deliberately  created  some  of  those  dangers.”   Qin  Yu  was completely vigilant against the Mystic Emperor. If the Mystic Emperor was truly sincere.

Then why would she make a lot of women and men become the life companions of the Qin descendants?

“It is possible. However… I am certain that Mystic Emperor has shown grace upon our Qin clan. Furthermore, it’s a very large amount of grace. “  Qin De said solemnly. “Yu’er, you’ll understand once I finish telling you about this thing.”
“Please speak, Royal Father.” Said Qin Yu.

Qin De said. “Yu’er, you ought to know that the people from the Mortal Realm’s Purple Mystic Star, as long as they’re Immortal Cultivators, they would all ascend to the Fish Sun Star. And in every ten cultivators that ascend, roughly half of them would not make it past a hundred years.”
“Really?”  Qin Yu was shocked. He had never paid attention to stuff like these. Qin Feng also nodded. He said. “That’s right. When we first ascend, we’ll be merely level one Heavenly Immortals. On the Fish Sun Star, level one Heavenly Immortals are simply people of the lowest rank. However, because of the fact that those who have ascended are all people of outstanding talents in the Mortal Realm, the majority of them possess treasures and such. Yet, because of the fact that there are too many Heavenly Immortals on the Fish Sun Star, their status is extremely ordinary and the number of treasures they possess is greatly inferior to those that have ascended. Thus, the Immortals that have ascended will usually be killed by those with ulterior motives.”
Only then did Qin Yu understand.

“Five deaths among ten people, this was the approximate percentage. The overwhelming majority of them would end up dying like that. However, our Qin clan, in all these years, not a single one of our descendants that have ascended suffered the fate of death!”  Said Qin De solemnly. “Why is it that our Qin clan was this special? It was precisely because we were protected by the Nine Amplifications Sect which was commanded by that Mystic Emperor in the shadows.” “Even if our Qin clan were to encounter dangers, and even if some of them were deliberately created by the Mystic Emperor, the others… they are instead ordinary dangers that cultivators who have ascended would encounter. For other sects, such as the Clear Emptiness Monastery and such, half among their disciples that ascend would die. However, none of us are dead. I presume you too understand the great grace that the Mystic Emperor has shown our Qin clan now?” Qin De looked to Qin Yu.

Qin Yu slowly nodded.

Regardless of what that Mystic Emperor was planning to do, from everything that had happened up till now, the Mystic Emperor was still a benefactor to the Qin clan.

After all, if it hadn’t been for the Mystic Emperor’s protection, then it would be uncertain whether or not his Royal Father and big brother would still be alive.

“Yu’er,  that’s  why  I  said  that  there  was  no  need  to differentiate whether the Mystic Emperor was telling the truth or not. When you weren’t here, she didn’t kill us. And now that you’ve returned, it’s even more unlikely that she’ll kill us now. For her to do such a thing, she must definitely have her own reasons. I believe that… we’ll naturally find out the truth in the future.” Qin De advised.

Qin Yu grew silent. He was pondering in his heart.

Qin De and Qin Feng glanced at each other. They did not disturb Qin Yu.

“If I were to kill the Mystic Emperor now, then I could also be considered as repaying kindness with hostility. Furthermore, my Royal Father and them would definitely not agree to it. However, if I don’t kill her… there exists the possibility that she would kill my Royal Father and them. What should I do?”
Qin Yu pondered over it for a short period of time.

“Even if I were to kill the Mystic Emperor, how shall I deal with Uncle Feng’s wife? With the fifteen Qin descendants that have married the Mystic Emperor’s people?”  Qin Yu slowly shook his head. “It would appear that I cannot deal with the Mystic Emperor for now. Mn…. this is the only way for now.”
Qin Yu had came to a conclusion.

“Royal Father, I will be leaving for a short period of time and coming back immediately.” After Qin Yu finished saying those words, he instantly disappeared. Only Qin De and Qin Feng remained. The two of them looked to each other, they were confused as to what Qin Yu was planning to do.

Nine Amplifications Sect.

Inside a simple yet elegant and unique palace. There was not a single servant here. This was the residence that the Mystic Emperor had on the Nine Amplifications Sect. In normal circumstances, others didn’t dare to come into this palace at all. As for now, the Mystic Emperor and the Sect Master of the Nine Amplifications Sect was in this palace.

Inside the palace. 
Mystic Emperor had her hands on behind her back. She was facing the Nine Amplifications Sect’s Sect Master with her back. No one know what she was thinking.

“Your   Majesty.”    Said   the   Sect   Master   of   the   Nine Amplifications Sect. “Regarding that Qin clan…”
The Mystic Emperor indifferently waved her sleeve and break off the Nine Amplifications Sect’s Sect Master’s speech. “You can go and relax. You do not have to worry about anything. All you have to do is to carry on my orders.”
“Yes,   Your   Majesty.”    The   Sect   Master   of   the   Nine Amplifications Sect didn’t dare to say anymore. He immediately withdrew from the Mystic Emperor’s residence. As for the Mystic Emperor, a smile suddenly appeared on her face. “Qin Yu oh Qin Yu, let’s see how you plan to deal with this mountain pass of mine.”
After she finished saying that, the Mystic Emperor flipped her hand and took out a Transmission Spiritual Pearl. “Brother Zong Yan, Qin Yu has shown himself…”

Chapter 41: Breaking Through The Seal

On the core planet of the Demon Realm’s Bird Clan, Black Crow Star, inside the Imperial Palace.

Ever since the battle with Wu Lan, the Peng Demon Emperor had restrained his flames of anger for many years. During normal occasions, he would wholeheartedly immerse himself in training so that he could reach the level nine Demon Emperor level at an earlier date. In the over three thousand years that Qin Yu had disappeared, the Peng Demon Emperor Zong Yan had also not been in constant contact with the Mystic Emperor.

Inside a private room within the Imperial Palace.

“What is the Mystic Emperor contacting me for?” Peng Demon Emperor Zong Yan flipped his hand around and took out his Transmission Spiritual Pearl. Upon sweeping through the Transmission Spiritual Pearl with his Demon Awareness, he immediately started frowning. ‘Why is this Mystic Emperor informing me of Qin Yu’s appearance?’ “Xuan Xi, for what reason are you telling me this news?” Zong Yan asked via a transmission.

“Brother Zong Yan, back then, you chased to kill Qin Yu and his brothers and even killed Hei Yu’s wife’s sister-in-law, Bai Xin. Furthermore, there is hatred between you and Hei Yu, as you have killed his parents. Could it be that you believe that Qin Yu and his brothers will not to come find you?” Xuan Xi asked.

Zong Yan’s brows slightly creased.

The hatred and vengeance between him and Hei Yu was indeed something that was difficult to eliminate.

“Xuan Xi, this is not something that you should be worried about. It is still hard to say as to whether that Hei Yu has found out who his actual parents are. And the most important thing is… although it is hard for me to kill Hei Yu, it is also impossible for Hei Yu and his brothers to kill me. I, Zong Yan, am  still  confident  in  my  speed.”   Transmitted  Zong  Yan indifferently. 
Evidently, Zong Yan didn’t want to fight against Qin Yu and them again.

Over three thousand years ago, Zong Yan had joined hands with Emperor Yu and his wife Xuan Xi. In addition to that, his two subordinates also set out together with them. However, the aftermath of all that was a disgraceful escape. And, with Qin Yu and his brothers’ cultivation speed, their current strength was most definitely even more terrifying. There was also that Wu Lan, who had brought about fear to him. Zong Yan did not wish to continue to disgrace himself.

“My speed is fast, it is impossible for them to kill me!” ….this was the true notion that Zong Yan had in his heart.

Xuan Xi said via transmission. “Brother Zong Yan, please do not deceive yourself. Back then, Qin Yu and his brothers had only cultivated for several hundred years. Yet, their strength was already that exceptional. And now, over three thousand years have passed. No one knows exactly how strong they are now. Furthermore, not long ago, I met Qin Yu. I feel that… the current Qin Yu is very terrifying.” “You met him yet he didn’t kill you?” Zong Yan was astonished.

Xuan Xi laughed lightly. She said via transmission. “I have my own methods. However, what I want to tell you now is that Qin Yu’s current strength is extremely astonishing. Merely by sensing the aura he emits, I can tell that… I am likely unable to block a single move from him. The sensation he gives me was very similar to that of the Cyan Emperor from back then, very similar!”
What Xuan Xi didn’t know was that the aura that she sensed was the distinctive aura of individuals whose souls have reached the Golden Soul Pellet stage.

The Cyan Emperor had trained for a very long time. Thus, his soul had long since reached the Golden Soul Pellet stage. That was the reason why he had the same sort of aura as Qin Yu. That was also the reason why Qin Yu was unable to tell how strong the Cyan Emperor was, the first time he met him. “Very similar to the Cyan Emperor?” Zong Yan’s expression changed.

Upon thinking of the Cyan Emperor, Zong Yan felt a burst of fear. Back then, when he, Emperor Yu and the others faced the Cyan Emperor, they were unable to even move. The gap between them was truly too great.

“That’s why I came to inform you. It’s best for you to be careful of Qin Yu and his brothers’ revenge. Well then, that’s all I have to say. Brother Zong Yan, as to what you plan to do about  it,  that  is  not  my  problem.”  After  Xuan  Xi  finished transmitting these words, she cut the connection.

Zong Yan was however still holding onto the Transmission Spiritual Pearl. His complexion and expression changed several times. He had turned somewhat gloomy.

“Handle  Qin  Yu?  I’m  unable  to  even  win  against  that subordinate of his, how can I kill him?” Zong Yan slowly shook his head. He had come to a decision. According to what Xuan Xi had said, the current Qin Yu possessed a very similar aura with the Cyan Emperor.

However, if they were to compare strength, then who would be stronger?

Although the Cyan Emperor had trained for a long time, his soul’s level was at the very most approaching that of a Mid Level Deity. However, Qin Yu’s soul, with the assistance from his Meteoric Tear, was definitely stronger than the Cyan Emperor’s.
The Cyan Emperor was able to instantly and completely restrict the Peng Demon Emperor, Emperor Yu and them because of the treasure that he obtained from the Bewitching God Temple, that he spent tens of millions of years to completely bind and understand. Although that treasure he obtained could be considered as being pretty good, when comparing with the Bewitching God Temple’s Master’s most beloved treasure, the High Level Heavenly Divine Artifact Divine Spear ‘Waning Snow,’ it would be seriously inferior.
 If the Cyan Emperor were to fight against the current Qin Yu, then as long as Qin Yu took out his Divine Spear Waning Snow, the Cyan Emperor would be unable to even block a single strike from him!

At the Demon Realm’s Entrance to the Bewitching God Temple.

Qin Yu was standing outside the entrance by himself. After Qin Yu bid his farewell to his Royal Father and big brother on the Fish Sun Star, Qin Yu used Greater Teleportation to rapidly rush over here. With Qin Yu’s current speed, he was about ten times faster compared to before.

“Eight Nine Space Sealing Array?” Qin Yu laughed indifferently.

“You, the brat standing out there. As per the joint agreement of the Immortal Realm, Devil Realm and the Demon Realm, this entrance is sealed. Regardless of who you are, you are not allowed entrance into it. It’s best for you to depart from here right away.” A large shout sounded from inside the Bewitching God Temple’s entrance. 
Qin Yu did not care about it at all. “Joint agreement of the Immortal Realm, Devil Realm and the Demon Realm? You mean the agreement between those several leaders?”
“After obtaining this Divine Spear Waning Snow, I have yet to use it at all. In the entire Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm, I reckon only this seal is worthy of me using it.” Excitedly, Qin Yu flipped his hand over and took out a spear.

A dark black colored shaft, a snow-like dazzling spearhead, and a blood line coiling around the spearhead, giving it an even more baleful appearance.

“Haha, what is that guy outside trying to do? Could it be that he’s planning to break through the Eight Nine Space Sealing Array? He’s truly going to make me die from laughter with this joke. Even the Dragon Emperor, Peng Demon Emperor and them are unable to break through it, who did this guy think he is? A god?” “Brothers, these thousands of years we’ve spent here have been extremely boring. Let’s enjoy the show. Let’s see how this guy will try to break the Eight Nine Space Sealing Array.”
Inside the entrance, the seventy two Emperor level experts that have set up the formation array were laughing loudly. They were bored and wanted to see the embarrassment of the guy outside.

Holding the spear one-handed, with the spear pointed downward in a slant, Qin Yu stood there straightly. His long black hair was drifting. His gaze was fixed upon the Eight Nine Space Sealing Array.

“Waning Snow, for your first spear strike, I shall use the idea behind the Heaven Startling Single Stick Strike.” Qin Yu’s wrist lightly trembled. The Divine Spear Waning Snow turned into a roaming dragon instantly. With a slight spin, it shot toward the entrance.

Pressing forward without stopping! Broken!

All seventy two Emperor level experts inside the entrance looked at the scene in front of them with wide opened eyes.

A very simple strike.

However, from their point of view, it was as if the space surrounding Qin Yu had instantly grown distorted following his movements. At the same time, a chain of mirages was born from his spear.

“Pfff!”
Instantly, the numerous mirages combined into one. Like ripping through paper, the spear pierced through the Eight Nine Space Sealing Array. As for the seventy two Emperor level experts, they all spew out a mouthful of blood simultaneously when the great formation array was broken through. “That move just now….” An Emperor level expert still had blood dripping from the corner of his mouth. However, his eyes were wide open. He was still recalling that fearsome spear strike.

All of them managed to clearly see the spear strike.

The spear strike appeared to be very simple. Its speed also seemed pretty average. However, all of them were able to remember that…. when the spear moved earlier, the space was also distorted. Furthermore, the instant the spear left Qin Yu’s hand to the instant it pierced through the seal, none of them managed to see it clearly.

It was like the spear had teleported.

“Haha, mistaken, mistaken. The ‘domains’ of Emperor level experts are truly a joke, a joke. This is domain, the true domain.” A youth among the seventy two Emperor level experts suddenly started laughing out loud. “I finally understand now. So this is what controlling the space is. So this is what ‘domain’ is.” That youth flew to Qin Yu. He bowed extremely respectfully. “Thank you senior, for the spear strike earlier. This junior has been stuck at the sixth Devil Emperor level for many years, however, from your attack, this junior has realized. This junior is confident that he will be able to become a level nine Devil Emperor within a hundred years.”
“That guy is dreaming.”  Immediately, someone mocked the youth. To be certain that he’ll reach the ninth Demon Emperor level just by seeing the spear strike?

That youth was still standing in front of Qin Yu respectfully. “Senior’s  control  of  space  greatly  surpasses  the  Dragon Emperor, Peng Demon Emperor and them from that day. It also greatly surpasses this junior’s master’s. May I ask if senior is from the Divine Realm?”
This youth was no ordinary bystander. He was actually the disciple of the Devil Realm’s level nine Devil Emperor, Mo Kong. As this youth was usually under the guidance of Mo Kong, his speed of progress was also amazingly rapid. However, upon seeing Qin Yu’s spear strike, he instead discovered that what his master had taught him over the years, was extremely shallow. He had instantly caught a glimpse of the greater Dao
and was confident that he would be able to become a level nine Devil Emperor within a hundred years.

“Your comprehension is truly good. However, I am not from the Divine Realm.” Said Qin Yu while smiling.

“This junior is called ‘Wu Long.’  May I know who senior might be?…” Said this Devil Realm’s youth respectfully.

Qin Yu glanced at Wu Long. He then looked to the other seventy one Emperor level experts. With a light smile, he said. “The reason why I broke the seal today, was because I cannot bear to see the tyranny imposed by some of the leaders of the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. From today on, it’s best for you to stop sealing this entrance. If I were to discover that this entrance is sealed again, then all those that set up the seal shall be killed.” All of those seventy two Emperor level experts shivered in their hearts.
The spear from earlier had pierced through the seal like piercing through a window. This had caused everyone to know that… even if it the Dragon Emperor and them went up against him, they would still be no match for the mysterious expert before them. If this man before them truly wanted to kill them…
These seventy two Emperor level experts grew fearful.

“I shall excuse you all this time around.” Qin Yu’s words had let all seventy two Emperor level experts a sigh of relief.

“Return and tell your leaders to stop putting on this seal in the future. I dislike it.” Said Qin Yu coldly.

“Yes, senior.”  How would those seventy two Emperor level experts dare to say anything else? Qin Yu glanced at the seventy two people. He then flew into the entrance. When he passed through this group of people, Qin Yu’s clear voice once again sounded. “You can tell your leaders that my name is… Qin Yu!”
“It’s Qin Yu?”
The majority of these Emperor level experts were woken up by that. When they turned around to look, Qin Yu had already disappeared into the foggy Divine Illusion Barrier.

“Senior Qin Yu is truly too amazing. His strength was already comparable to level nine Immortal Emperors back then. Never had I expected that after not seeing him for these years, his strength had actually reached such a state.” Many of them were astonished.

As for that Devil Realm’s youth called Wu Long, he was looking at that foggy Divine Illusion Barrier and thinking in his heart. “Senior Qin Yu, the grace shown to me by your spear strike is comparable to the grace of being taught by my master. Wu Long will never forget about it.” Soon after, Wu Long was the first one to depart from here. The other seventy one Emperor level experts also followed behind and left from the entrance.

Wu Long had said that he’ll be able to reach level nine Devil Emperor level in a hundred years. Today, all these Emperor level experts laughed at him. However, a hundred years later… Wu Long had actually become the number one expert from the Devil Realm in not just name but also in reality. Furthermore, he became most proficient in using the spear!

In the Crescent Moon Bay of the Immortal Realm.

Emperor Liu who had succeeded the Cyan Emperor was currently in a state of shock. In front of him were five Immortal Emperors who had just returned from the entrance of the Bewitching God Temple.

“What did you say earlier?” Emperor Liu asked again. The leader among the five said respectfully. “Your Majesty, this subordinate of yours said that not long ago, the Eight Nine Space Sealing Array on the entrance of the Bewitching God Temple was broken through by a man using a single spear.”
“How is that possible, impossible!” Emperor Liu was unable to believe it.

Back then, after the Eight Nine Space Sealing Array’s arrangement was completed, the Dragon Emperor, Peng Demon Emperor, Great Ape Emperor and other experts had all tried to attack the Eight Nine Space Sealing Array. Some of the powerful experts had even attacked together. However, none of them were able to do anything to the seal.

“Your Majesty, you can go and look at it yourself. Furthermore, all of the other Emperor level experts that set up the formation array also know of it.” Said that Immortal Emperor respectfully.

“Your Majesty, the person who broke the seal also said that he does not allow people to set up the Eight Nine Space Sealing Array in the future. He said that he cannot bear to see this sort of tyrannical behavior and that if he were to discover the seal again,  he  would  kill  all  those  who  set  up  the  seal.”  That Immortal Emperor added.

Emperor Liu grew silent.

After a long silence, Emperor Liu asked. “Who is it that broke the seal?”
“He said he is called Qin Yu!”  Said that Immortal Emperor respectfully.

“Qin Yu….” Emperor Liu’s brows were raised. He was unable to restrain the shock in his eyes.

The previous Dragon Emperor Ao Fang had already abdicated. The current Dragon Emperor was Ao Wuming.

Only, Ao Wuming does not possess the Inherited Treasure. This was something that Ao Wuming requested himself. He said that he would only accept the Inherited Treasure after his Imperial Father Ao Fang finished using it to pass the Divine Tribulation.

Ao Wuming looked at the fourteen Demon Emperor expert subordinates. These fourteen Demon Emperor level experts were the ones dispatched to set up the Eight Nine Space Sealing Array. Hearing what they had said, Ao Wuming was still unable to believe it.

“Wuming, what happened?”  Ao Fang walked into the main hall.

“Imperial Father, an expert broke through the Eight Nine Space Sealing Array. He also said that he does not permit others to seal the entrance in the future and that if he were to discover it again, then he’ll kill all those that set up the seal.” A smile was instead on Ao Wuming’s face.

“Impossible. Both myself and the Great Ape Emperor have tried to break it before. Neither one of us managed to break through it. Who could possibly be capable of breaking through the seal?” Ao Fang found it to be impossible to believe. 
“Imperial Father, you can go ask the other people. This is the truth.” Said Ao Wuming solemnly.

Seeing Ao Wuming saying it like this, Ao Fang had also accepted it. Only, the fact that there was someone in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm that was capable of breaking through the Eight Nine Space Sealing Array had brought an immense shock to the old Dragon Emperor.

“You wouldn’t believe who it was that broke the seal.”  Ao Wuming said with a smile.

“Who? Is it the new Gold Punishment Lord of the Dark Star Realm?”  Ao  Fang  asked.  In  his  heart,  he  believed  only  the leader among the Three Great Sovereigns of the Dark Star Realm was able to break through the seal.

Ao Wuming shook his head. He smiled and said. “I do not know of the Gold Punishment Lord. However, I know of the person who broke the seal. His name is…. Qin Yu!” “Qin Yu?” Ao Fang seemed to have stopped breathing. He was unable to say anything for a long time.

Following the return of the seventy two Emperor level experts, the news of Qin Yu breaking the seal had instantly spread to all the major experts of the Three Realms — the Demon Realm’s Peng Demon Emperor, Ox Demon Emperor, Great Ape Emperor and them; the Immortal Realm’s Flame Emperor, Mystic Emperor, Emperor Liu and them; the Devil Realm’s Blood Devil Emperor, Black Devil Emperor and them.

In short, Qin Yu’s astonishing strength had brought fear to all of the people.

Furthermore, not a single one of them dared to bring up the idea of sealing the Bewitching God Temple’s entrance again.

Chapter 42: Remodeling The Immortal Mansion

During the time when the seventy two Emperor level experts left the entrance of the Bewitching God Temple and returned to inform their respective leaders, Qin Yu had once again passed through the Divine Illusion Barrier in the external region of the Bewitching God Temple and arrived in the courtyard within the actual Bewitching God Temple.

“Qin Yu?” Uncle Fu was pleasantly surprised by Qin Yu’s arrival. “It’s only been a couple days and you’ve already back? Could it be that you’ve managed to find a way to open the Artifacts Palace?”
Qin Yu immediately waved his hand and said while smiling. “Of course not. It’s only been several days, I have yet to achieve that great of an improvement. The reason that I came today is because I have a matter that I wish for Uncle Fu to help me with.”
“Right, that’s what I thought. Go ahead and say your matter. As you are the successor to the Bewitching God Temple, as long as I can accomplish it, I will definitely help you.” Said Uncle Fu while smiling.

“Uncle  Fu,  are  you  proficient  with  matters  regarding formation arrays and barriers?”  Qin Yu asked with hope and expectation.

The reason for his coming today, was so that he could allow his Royal Father and them to be even more safe. He had thought of the Qingyu Immortal Mansion. However, the barrier on the Qingyu Immortal Mansion was still too weak to level nine Immortal Emperor level experts. Thus, Qin Yu had thought of Uncle Fu.

According to what the master of the Bewitching God Temple had said, in order to create artifacts, one must possess a sufficient level of understanding in the matters of formation arrays and barriers. Thus, Qin Yu believed that Uncle Fu who had followed the master of the Bewitching God Temple for numerous years ought to be very proficient in the Divine Barriers. Qin Yu did not need Uncle Fu to know a lot about the formation arrays and barriers. All he wanted was for Uncle Fu to place a couple Divine Barriers on the Qingyu Immortal Mansion. He believed that if that were to happen, then it would be impossible for even the Mystic Emperor to break through the Qingyu Immortal Mansion.

“Formation  arrays  and  barriers?”   Uncle  Fu  stroked  his mustache and laughed. “Qin Yu, you also know that I do not possess a soul and am unable to comprehend the spatial laws. When I’m bored, I would usually research some complicated formation arrays. For formation arrays and barriers, I could not be considered as a ‘great expert,’ but I could still be considered as being pretty good in the Divine Realm.”
Uncle Fu had followed the master of the Bewitching God Temple for countless years. Due to the fact that his body was created by the master of the Bewitching God Temple, his body’s energy was provided by Divine Realm’s Energy Stones. He didn’t need to train. Thus, he spent majority of his time researching formation arrays and barriers.

Uncle Fu could definitely be considered an expert in the field of formation arrays and barriers. 
However, Qin Yu did not notice in Uncle Fu’s tone that he was being modest.

“That’s enough, enough. I do not need Uncle Fu you to be amazingly powerful. I merely need some powerful defensive Divine Barriers.”  Qin Yu said hurriedly. At the same time, he flipped his hand around and took out a pearl.

“Uncle  Fu,  this  is  a  pearl  that  was  transformed  from  an Immortal Mansion. I would like Uncle Fu to help me place some defensive barriers on this Immortal Mansion.”  Qin Yu immediately spoke of his purpose in coming.

Uncle Fu looked to Qin Yu in confusion. “Qin Yu, why are you bothering with this? Could it be that with your current attack power, there are still people in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm who are capable of threatening you?”
“No, this is for my father as well as my brothers.”  Qin Yu said. “I fear that after I ascend to the Divine Realm, my father and them might be attacked by certain people. Thus, I wanted to give them an Immortal Mansion that could safeguard them.”
Uncle Fu realized Qin Yu’s purpose. He immediately patted Qin Yu’s shoulders. Confidently, he said. “Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm? Haha… I, A’Fu, was someone who had followed my master and seen the greater society. The people that I would usually befriend were also usually first class Heavenly Deity experts. Formation arrays and barriers? Although I cannot be considered as being a great expert in them, but even if I were to just casually create a couple, no ordinary Deities would be able to break through them.”
Qin Yu was immediately overjoyed.

Formation arrays and barriers that even ordinary Deities were unable to break through, was there any need to fear Mystic Emperor and them now?

“Uncle Fu, thanks.”  Qin Yu retrieved the Qingyu Immortal Mansion back into the Jiang Lan’s Realm. At the same time, he said. “Uncle Fu, it’s too small here. Come with me to the Jiang Lan’s Realm, let’s properly set up the formation arrays and barriers there.”
The area of the courtyard was not big. In order to place barriers on the Qingyu Immortal Mansion, they needed to revert it back to its original size.

Uncle Fu was the housekeeper of the Bewitching God Temple and Qin Yu was the sole successor to the Bewitching God Temple. Thus, Qin Yu did not mind Uncle Fu knowing about the Jiang Lan’s Realm.

“Jiang  Lan’s  Realm?”  Uncle  Fu  was  surprised.  Following which he smiled and said. “From the way it sounds, it appears to be a spatial Divine Artifact. Exceptional. Exceptional. Good, I shall go and see.”
With an intention of Qin Yu’s mind, Uncle Fu who did not resist him had been absorbed into the Jiang Lan’s Realm.

Inside the first layer space of the Jiang Lan’s Realm. 
A palace suddenly appeared on an area of meadows. It was the Qingyu Immortal Mansion. As for Qin Yu and Uncle Fu, they were standing in the air.

Uncle Fu looked to his surroundings with amazement. Sensing the Elemental Spirit Energy within the Jiang Lan’s Realm, Uncle Fu exclaimed in admiration. “Truly amazing. It’s actually able to let the Elemental Spirit Energy from the outside enter within it. And from the way it looks, this realm is boundless. The person who created such a spatial Divine Artifact… his strength is definitely no less than my master.”
Uncle Fu still didn’t know that the Jiang Lan’s Realm was actually divided into three different layers and each of the layers possessed different flows of time. Had Uncle Fu known that even time changed in the Jiang Lan’s Realm, then he would’ve likely been even more shocked.

“Well  then,  it’s  been  a  long  time  since  I’ve  arranged  any formation array. I’m a bit itchy to get started.” Said Uncle Fu while smiling. At the same time, he flew to the Qingyu Immortal Mansion. “Qin Yu, remove all the barriers that were on it before.” Evidently, Uncle Fu simply did not care about all the formation arrays that Immortal Emperor Ni Yang had placed on the Qingyu Immortal Mansion.

Qin   Yu   smiled.   “Uncle   Fu   is   Uncle   Fu   alright.   The housekeeper of the number one artifact craftsman in the Divine Realm is also not someone that you can look down on.” Immediately, Qin Yu removed all of the barriers on the Qingyu Immortal Mansion.

The current Qingyu Immortal Mansion had no barrier on it at all. It was free for Uncle Fu to put in whatever he wanted.

“There’s no need for the barrier to be extremely powerful in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. Might as well take things less seriously.”  Uncle Fu extended out his hands. Ten rays of lights shot out from his fingers simultaneously. The ten rays of lights either intersected with one another, fused together or formed various peculiar symbols. In the end, it took the form of a net and completely wrapped around the Qingyu Immortal Mansion. Afterwards, it blended into the Qingyu Immortal Mansion. 
“Defensive,  offensive  and  Illusion  Barrier,  one  of  each.” Uncle Fu lightly nodded. He then closed his eyes. His ten fingers would occasionally snap and occasionally form hand seals. Like that, the formation arrays integrated into the Qingyu Immortal Mansion.

After about an hour.

The entire time, Qin Yu was quietly watching from the side. However, Qin Yu must admit that he did not understand at all the formation array that had been set up. For formation arrays set up by Immortal Emperor level experts, he was still able to understand what he was watching through great difficulty. However, the formation array that Uncle Fu was making, although it appeared to be very simple, Qin Yu was unable to understand it at all.

How come those hand seals and peculiar formations would merge together and form a Divine Barrier? “It’s done.” Uncle Fu smiled as he flew back to when Qin Yu was at.

“Uncle Fu, how is the barrier that you cast on the Qingyu Immortal Mansion?” Qin Yu immediately asked.

Uncle Fu said confidently. “I did not spend a lot of effort or energy. After all, my energy comes from the Divine Spiritual Crystal Essence. I have placed a total of three Divine Barriers on it. One is an offensive barrier, one is a defensive barrier and the last one is a illusion barrier.”
“This illusion barrier that I placed, it is stronger than the lowest ranked illusion barrier placed on the external regions of the Bewitching God Temple.”  As Uncle Fu said this, Qin Yu started to smile.

The illusion barrier of the Bewitching God Temple, with the exception of those who possessed the Bewitching God Painting, there has yet to be anyone who managed to go through it and reach the Bewitching God Temple. However, the one placed around the Bewitching God Temple was merely the lowest level Divine Illusion Barrier. Yet, the one that Uncle Fu had placed on the Qingyu Immortal Mansion, an ordinary Divine Illusion Barrier, was even more powerful.
“As for this defensive barrier, ordinary Deities are unable to break through it. Its defense is much stronger compared to the seal that you broke through using the Divine Spear Waning Snow. If you were to use the Divine Spear Waning Snow, then you should be able to break through it when using all your strength.” Uncle Fu continued.

Qin Yu smiled satisfiedly.

With such a powerful defensive barrier, how would Qin Yu not be satisfied?

“As for the offensive barrier, it can only attack those within the Qingyu Immortal Mansion. It is unable to attack those outside the Immortal Mansion. As for its attack power… it cannot be considered powerful. While ordinary level nine Immortal Emperors would not be able to block against it, it would be another story if they possessed Heavenly Divine Artifacts  or  Grandmist  Spiritual  Treasures.”  Said  Uncle  Fu honestly. 
However, Qin Yu did not mind about that in the slightest.

“Offensive barrier? Haha, there most likely wouldn’t be a need for it. I would tell my Royal Father to not allow any outsiders to enter it.” Said Qin Yu while smiling. “Furthermore,   Heavenly   Divine   Artifacts   and   Grandmist Spiritual Treasures are also something that not many people possess in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm.”
As Qin Yu finished his sentence, he recalled the Demon Realm’s Three Great Emperors and the Dark Star Realm’s Three Great Sovereigns.

Peng Demon Emperor and the Dragon Emperor’s so called Inherited Treasure was evidently stronger than Divine Artifacts. They ought to be Heavenly Divine Artifacts or Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. As for the Inherited Treasures of the Dark Star Realm’s Three Great Sovereigns, they were probably also Heavenly Divine Artifacts or Grandmist Spiritual Treasures. The three Divine Barriers placed on the Qingyu Immortal Barrier had caused Qin Yu to be very excited. After he thanked Uncle Fu, Qin Yu directly left the Bewitching God Temple.
This time around, the reason why Qin Yu decided to break through the seal was first to intimidate all of the powers in the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. Secondly, the passage title plate given to him by the Three Great Sovereigns did not contain a lot of energy. It would only be able to open the seal a couple times. Thus, Qin Yu could only break through the seal in order to enter and exit.

As for breaking through the seal to enter and exit, Qin Yu had selected the seal in the entrance located in the Demon Realm.

After departing from the Bewitching God Temple, Qin Yu rapidly proceed toward the Fish Sun Star.

Flowing Spring Galaxy. Fish Sun Star. Inside a room within the Qin clan’s luxurious courtyard manor. Only Qin Yu, Qin De and Qin Feng were in the room. 
“Yu’er, is this Qingyu Immortal Mansion truly as formidable as you said?”  Qin De looked at Qin Yu with an expression of disbelief. In the few days that Qin Yu had disappeared, Qin De, Qin Feng and them were also guessing about what Qin Yu was doing. However, none of them expected that Qin Yu would bring them an enormous shock upon his return.

Qin Feng also looked to Qin Yu. “Little Yu, there are barriers this powerful? It shouldn’t be likely, right?”
“Big brother, Royal Father, please rest assured. This time, when I left, I had went to ask the help from a Divine Realm’s expert. The barriers placed on the Qingyu Immortal Mansion are all Divine Barriers. They are so powerful that the people from the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm cannot even enter it.” Qin Yu said with absolute certainty. “Royal Father, quickly bind the core of this Qingyu Immortal Mansion… the Elemental Spirit Essence. Royal Father, this Qingyu Immortal Mansion shall be under your control in the future.”
Overjoyed, Qin De looked to Qin Yu. “Yu’er, to be honest, your Royal Father, I, am truly somewhat terrified now.” As he said that, Qin De even laughed at himself. “Divine Barrier, it’s something that I don’t even dare to imagine.” As he said that, Qin De also sighed a couple times.

As a father, to see his son being this exceptional and surpassing his imagination time and time again. What then could a father say to his son? All he could do was to be proud of his son.

“Royal Father, Little Yu, I think… we should place the Qingyu Immortal Mansion on another planet and also migrate most of our Qin clansmen over to that planet. As for the Fish Sun Star, it should be fine as long as we left behind a couple people. Knowing the grudges between Little Yu, and the Mystic Emperor, I too am unable to be at ease.” Qin Feng spoke.

After hearing it, Qin Yu grew silent for a moment. He then said. “Mn, I agree. This Flowing Spring Galaxy is the Mystic Emperor’s territory. However, a galaxy to the west of the Flowing Spring Galaxy, the Burning Sun Galaxy, is a territory under the Immortal Realm’s Flame Emperor. It would be safer there.” “Good, we shall place the Qingyu Immortal Mansion on a planet on the Burning Sun Galaxy.” Qin De also nodded and said.

Soon after, Qin De started binding the Elemental Spirit Essence.

Inside the Nine Amplifications Sect. Inside that elegant palace belonging to the Mystic Emperor.

The Nine Amplifications Sect’s Sect Master bowed and said. “Your Majesty, a majority of the Qin clansmen have left the Fish Sun Star. According to the female disciples that have married into the Qin clan, they have migrated to the Blazing Sun Galaxy’s Virtue Residence Star..

“Virtue Residence Star.” The corners of the Mystic Emperor’s mouth was slightly raised. Her gaze contained a smile within them. “They have indeed done what I expected them to do. This Qin Yu truly does not feel at ease around me and had migrated his family to a different planet.” The Mystic Emperor turned around and looked at the Nine Amplifications Sect’s Sect Master. “Although the majority of the Qin clan has left, isn’t there still a portion of them remaining? Treat these people from the Qin clan properly like before. You do not need to concern yourself with the other things. You can go now.”
“Yes, Your Majesty.” Although the Nine Amplification Sect’s Sect Master was confused as to what the Mystic Emperor’s plan was, he had never once spoken his mind.

The Mystic Emperor had a smile on her face. In a soft voice, she said. “Qin Yu, oh how could you know that I had never intended to kill your entire family. However, what you have done clearly shows that you fear me. It would seem that… my plan ought to be able to succeed.”
Burning Sun Galaxy. Virtue Residence Star.

Qin Yu bought a mountain range on the Virtue Residence Star. This included the several palaces on top of the mountain range. With Qin Yu’s current wealth, buying a mountain range was extremely easy for him. 
These several palaces have become the residences of the Qin clansmen. As for the Qingyu Immortal Mansion, it was placed in the ravine within the mountain range. The important people of the Qin clan would usually live in this Qingyu Immortal Mansion. At the same time, the Qin clan had also purchased several thousand servants on the Virtue Residence Star.

Hou Fei, Hei Yu, Bai Ling, Hei Tong and a large amount of people had also come out from the Jiang Lan’s Realm. They had also decided to stay in the Qin clan. After all, there were more people there. These past days, they have also been living their lives relaxedly.

In a blink of an eye, half a year passed.

“Chi….”
A black spearhead had ripped through the space. With an unparalleled grandeur, like a falling thunderbolt from the Heavens, it thrust at Qin Yu. As for Qin Yu, he merely brushed it aside with his right hand and casually broke this move.

“Hei Yu, the Heaven Startling Single Stick Strike is hard to perfect. Your Heaven Startling Single Spear Strike is also hard to perfect.” Qin Yu consoled.

With Qin Yu’s sight, he was naturally able to tell that this spear strike that Hei Yu had thrown at him had not yet reached the quintessence of the Heavenly Startling Single Stick Strike.

“Big brother, I cannot restrain myself. That Great Ape Emperor, isn’t he also only someone who knows the Heaven Startling Three Stick Strikes? Yet, isn’t his status the same as that of the Peng Demon Emperor? Furthermore, with my Black Feather Battle Armor, my defense is definitely comparable to that of a High Quality Divine Artifact. My movement technique is also better than the Great Ape Emperor’s. This Cloud Piercing Spear that was given to me by Uncle Lan is also extremely powerful. I should be able to kill that Peng Demon Emperor.” Hei Yu was a bit impatient. The enmity from killing his parents is absolutely irreconcilable!

“Your speed is still not as good as the Peng Demon Emperor’s.” Qin Yu sighed. Seeing Hei Yu’s expression, Qin Yu knew that he cannot convince him. Thus, he said. “Fine, since you demand it like so, I shall agree to you going to find the Peng Demon Emperor for revenge.”

Chapter 43: You Think You Can Flee?

As Hei Yu was arguing with Qin Yu. Hou Fei, on the other hand, stood there and didn’t say anything. His gaze was instead a bit dejected.

“Fei Fei, what’s wrong?” Confused, Qin Yu looked at Hou Fei. Usually, Hou Fei was someone who was always loud and lively. Very rarely has there ever been times when Hou Fei was so quiet.

Hou Fei smiled bitterly and said. “Mixed Hair Bird, earlier you’ve mentioned that you want to avenge your parents. It lead me to remember that… you at least know about the information regarding your parents. But what about me? Even now, I don’t even know who my parents are. Or perhaps… do I even have parents?”
Ever since Hou Fei was a child, he had always followed Uncle Lan. Although Uncle Lan had became his master in name, he had actually only provided very little amount of guidance to Hou Fei. The entire time, Hou Fei had been carefree and without worries. Only occasionally would he think about his own identity. 
“Monkey, don’t grieve. You are a Fiery Eyed Water Ape, you are not a Divine Beast birthed by the world, you most definitely have parents. Even though you don’t know anything about your parents, they might still be alive. That’s still a bit better off than me.” Hei Yu said after a long sigh.

Hei Yu looked at Qin Yu. “Big brother, I have been with you ever since I was a child. I have considered you as my blood brother. However, that still would not conceal the truth that my biological parents were killed by the Peng Demon Emperor.”
Hei Yu took a deep breath. His gaze grew sharp. “This time around, I must personally kill that Peng Demon Emperor Zong Yan in order to avenge my parents.”
“The only thing that I am concerned about is…  that Peng Demon Emperor would flee with his speed and refuse to fight with me!” Hei Yu’s brows started to crease. Hei Yu knew himself very well. He knew that when comparing himself with the Peng Demon Emperor, his speed was still a bit inferior.

“You can rest assured regarding that.” Qin Yu comforted.

“Big brother, you mean?” Hei Yu and Hou Fei looked to Qin Yu with puzzled expression.

Qin Yu nodded and laughed. “No matter what, the Peng Demon Emperor will have to fight against you frontally. This is something that you can be assured of.”
After half a month, Qin Yu and his two brothers had changed their appearances and arrived on the Demon Realm’s Bird Clan’s core planet… the Black Crow Star.

In the airspace above the Black Crow Star, Qin Yu and his brothers were standing next to each other. “Big brother, how is it?” Hou Fei and Hei Yu both looked to Qin Yu.

At this moment, Qin Yu’s Divine Awareness had completely covered the entire Black Crow Star. It had even penetrated through the core of the Black Crow Star. Not a single thing on the entire Black Crow Star was able to escape Qin Yu’s inspection.

“Nothing. That Peng Demon Emperor is not on the Black Crow Star at all.” Said Qin Yu with a frown.

“Not here?” Hou Fei and Hei Yu also frowned.

Qin Yu’s gaze was cast toward the Imperial City in the distant. He started pondering.

In normal circumstances, the Peng Demon Emperor would not have left the Imperial City. However, he wasn’t in the Imperial City right now. There was a high chance that was because of Qin Yu and his brothers. That spear strike Qin Yu used to break through the seal might be another reason. 
“Wait here for a moment, I’ll go check out the Imperial City.” Qin Yu suddenly said.

After he finished saying that, he disappeared from the sky and reappeared outside the gate of the Imperial City. At this moment, someone was coming out from the East Gate of the Imperial City and the gate was actually open.

The space where the East Gate was suddenly started distorting. When those guards of the Imperial City started getting surprised by the space distortion, the space had already returned to normal. As for Qin Yu, he had already seized the opportunity and entered the Imperial City.

On the street outside of the Imperial Palace, people were walking about back and forth. Qin Yu was looking at the Imperial Palace in front of him.

“Mn, Ao Ku is the one with the highest strength in the Imperial City right now. He’ll do then.” Qin Yu smiled lightly. Then his figure disappeared from the streets. 
Inside a private room in the Imperial Palace.

Ao Ku was quietly training. Back then, he had fought against Qin Yu and lost a true body to him. This had caused Ao Ku’s strength to reduce to half. All these years, he had been trying his best to train and restore his second true body.

And now, his strength was about to reach the level that he was back then.

“Qin Yu, you’ve ruined one of my true bodies, I will definitely get my revenge!”  Ao Ku opened his eyes. His heart was filled with hatred. However, he still knew about the news of Qin Yu breaking the seal on the Bewitching God Temple with a single spear strike.

With Ao Ku’s strength, his vengeance was something that was simply unable to be realized. “Ao Ku, what are you thinking about?” A familiar voice suddenly sounded behind Ao Ku. This was a voice that had been in his dream numerous times. Ao Ku violently turned around.

What he saw was a smiling Qin Yu standing in the room.

“Qin Yu, you…” Ao Ku was momentarily at a loss for words.

“I do not have time to waste on you.” Qin Yu smiled indifferently. Ao Ku felt that when Qin Yu smiled, the entire world was beginning to spin. His mind started to become muddled. Soon after…. he had lost all awareness.

Devil Path Secret Skill … Soul Bewitchment.

With Qin Yu’s current soul’s power, it was very simple for him to use this skill on Ao Ku. “Ao Ku, where is the Peng Demon Emperor Zong Yan?” Qin Yu asked directly.

Ao Ku had a lifeless expression on his face. Blankly, like a machine, Ao Ku said. “His Majesty Peng Demon Emperor had already left the Black Crow Star half a year ago. He said if there is any important matter, I just need to send him a transmission. The location where he is, no one knows.”
Hearing such a response, Qin Yu grew enraged.

Suddenly,  Qin  Yu’s  voice  shined.  He  said.  “Transmission, how do you send the transmission? Do you need to use the Transmission Secret Array or not use it? “ Using the Transmission Secret Array or not would allow Qin Yu to determine how far the Peng Demon Emperor had left.

“His  Majesty  had  strictly  ordered  that  I  need  to  use  the Transmission Secret Array and send a transmission every half a month to report the state of affairs. However, one time I did not use the Transmission Secret Array but His Majesty still managed to receive my transmission.” Ao Ku told Qin Yu about everything in a machine like tone. 
Hearing such a reply, Qin Yu smiled.

“Strictly ordered the use of Transmission Secret Array? Isn’t that to confuse others? To be able to receive the transmission even without using the Transmission Secret Array, it would seem that this Peng Demon Emperor should not be located far from the Black Crow Star and should be in the same galaxy.”
Qin Yu was extremely certain.

“Well then, as for the cute Ao Ku, since you’re an accomplice that led to the death of Bai Xin, I should leave you for Xiao Hei and Bai Ling to handle.” With but a thought, Qin Yu absorbed Ao Ku into the first layer space of the Jiang Lan’s Realm.

Qin Yu and his brothers started to to search the planets surrounding the Black Crow Star. With Qin Yu’s current Divine Awareness’ search range, the speed of their search was naturally very fast. In that galaxy, Qin Yu, without stopping or sleeping, after searching for six days…. had finally found the Peng Demon Emperor. 
This was an uninhabited planet.

This planet was relatively close to the core planet. The planet’s temperature was extremely high. There was only desolate sand and stones here. There was no life at all on this planet. Had it been under normal circumstances, there would not be anyone who would stay at this location.

However, below the surface of this uninhabited planet was a cave. A person was quietly cultivating in that cave.

Qin Yu and his brothers were currently on the surface of this uninhabited planet. The three of them looked to each other and smiled.

“Big brother, this Peng Demon Emperor is still only at the level eight Demon Emperor soul level. Even Mixed Hair Bird and I are able to easily find him.” Hou Fei laughed.

Qin Yu nodded. 
Hei Yu was instead violently shining with a cold light. With a low and calm voice, he said. “Father, mother, I have never met the two of you. However, I know that even though the two of you were to be killed, you’ve still split open the space and saved my life. Today, I shall avenge the two of you.”
“Yoh!”
A mournful bird siren sounded from Hei Yu’s mouth. That bird siren sound was extremely resounding. It had actually formed clear space ripples. WIth Hei Yu as the center, the space ripples started spreading in all directions.

Grabbing the Cloud Piercing Spear with a single hand, Hei Yu rushed into the ground.

Following a diagonal line.

Hei Yu actually managed to pierce a subterranean tunnel. The target of this subterranean tunnel was the Peng Demon Emperor located in the underground. As he was piercing through the ground, Hei Yu’s appearance had also started to change.

Sharp and icy-cold black feathers had appeared on his body.
Hei Yu was changing to his battle form.

“Someone’s here?”
The Peng Demon Emperor Zong Yan who was training, was woken up by that reverberating bird siren. He opened his eyes. His Demon Awareness instantly discovered a frightening aura rushing towards him rapidly.

Without saying anything, Zong Yan, with a ‘woosh,’ shot directly  upward.  “Bang!”   The  sound  of  explosions  rung unceasingly. Zong Yan directly crashed through layers upon layers of subterranean rocks and arrived on the surface.

“Trying to run away?” The direction that Hei Yu was rushing towards suddenly changed. With a slant, he started to rush upward. Anywhere his body passed, the extremely sharp and tough feathers of his easily ripped all the obstructions apart.

The Peng Demon Emperor stood in the empty sky. His entire body was radiating a golden light. The golden crown on his head was even more dazzling.

He did not flee!

As the Peng Demon Emperor, it was impossible for him to not fight against someone and flee immediately. After all, he, the Peng Demon Emperor, was also one of the notable strong expert of the Immortal, Devil and Demon Realm. Peng Demon Emperor Zong Yan grew curious. “Who is this person that has come for me?”
“Bang!”  Sand and stones were flying. The person who had come for the Peng Demon Emperor had finally shown his appearance.

A plate of armor formed by black feathers. A plate of feather on his forehead adding on a layer of coldness. His hatred filled eyes seemed to be bursting out an angry blaze.

“Hei  Yu?”   Peng  Demon  Emperor  Zong  Yan  was  greatly shocked.

He was shocked to discover that this person standing in front of him, someone that he was unable to see through, was actually Hei Yu! For him to be unable to see through Hei Yu, could it be that in merely three thousand short years, Hei Yu had become a level nine Demon Emperor?

“Die!” This was the only word that managed to come out of Hei Yu’s mouth.

Like a volcanic eruption, that spear strike of his contained Hei Yu’s endless anger. At this moment, the black colored Cloud Piercing Spear almost seemed to have turned into a bloodthirsty spear of anger. It ripped through the space and, in an instant, appeared in front of the Peng Demon Emperor.

“Humph!”   Peng  Demon  Emperor  Zong  Yan  sneered.  His hands, covered in a layer of golden color, shot upwards to block the incoming spear.

The Cloud Piercing Spear against golden colored hands.

“Bang!”
A violent energy wave burst in all directions. The exchange between the two of them had shaken up the entire uninhabited planet. At their level, destroying a planet was also an extremely easy task.

Hei Yu’s spear was only slightly jolted.

The golden crown on Zong Yan’s head shined. As for Zong Yan’s hands, covered in the golden colored matter, they were also jolted. Zong Yan’s expression instantly changed. He rapidly flew backwards. With an elegant circular arc jump, he had arrived on a place far away. Standing far away, Zong Yan looked at Hei Yu. He was unable to believe what he was seeing. “Hei Yu, when did you become this powerful? Furthermore, is that spear of yours a High Quality Divine Artifact?” In a single burst, Zong Yan asked these questions.

“The dead don’t need to ask questions.” Said Hei Yu gnashing his teeth. He then proceeded to attack Peng Demon Emperor again.

“A single spear attack made me reach the limit of my Inherited Treasure. If I were to use my ultimate move, then I might be able to fight against him. However… Hei Yu still has his  brothers!”  Zong  Yan  glanced  to  his  surrounding.  Sure enough, in a distant sky, there stood a person. It was Qin Yu who had been watching the fight the entire time.
Qin Yu had broken through the seal on the Bewitching God Temple with a single spear strike. That was a seal that even the Dragon Emperor and them were unable to do anything to. Evidently, Qin Yu’s attack power was even stronger than the Dragon Emperor. No matter what, Zong Yan would not dare to fight against Qin Yu.

Flee! 
Zong Yan’s body formed a graceful curve as he jumped back.
He had instantly arrived at a spot extremely far away.

“Humph, in terms of speed, how could you be a match for me? So what if your attack power is strong. You won’t be able to land your attacks on me.” Zong Yan sneered in his heart. He was extremely confident in his own speed. Zong Yan did not dare to use Teleportation or Great Teleportation because of the effects from the exchange earlier.

However, Zong Yan suddenly discovered that a stick silhouette appeared before him. The stick silhouette was too fast. Its attack was also definitely no weaker than the spear strike that Hei Yu used earlier. Zong Yan was unable to evade it at all. Zong Yan had no choice but to use his two hands to take on the incoming strike.

Black Stick against the gold colored hands!

“Bang!” Zong Yan’s hands were jolted to numb. A mouthful of blood had also reached his throat from his stomach.

“Hey,  your  Grandfather  Hou  was  already  waiting  for  you from the side. You think you can flee? Haha… “ Hou Fei held the Black Stick with his hands and laughed out loud. Actually, Qin Yu and Hou Fei were located on either sides. They were both observing the Peng Demon Emperor with their Soul’s Power.

Once the Peng Demon Emperor tried to flee, they would track him down with their Souls’ Power and then whoever was closest to him would attack to cut him off.

“Humph, your strength is indeed pretty decent. However, what about your speed?”  Zong Yan’s figure instantly turned into a blur. With repeated movements, he had instantly thrown off Hou Fei and proceed to fly towards outer space.

“Bastard, don’t you flee if you have the skills!” Hou Fei was extremely angry. Seeing Hou Fei who was angry yet unable to catch up him, Zong Yan felt a burst of pride. “Qin Yu and his brothers, their strength is each stronger than the other. Especially that Qin Yu. However, in regards to speed… not a single one of them are a match for me.”
Just when Zong Yan felt that he had entered into an undisturbed region of the outer space and prepared to use Greater Teleportation…
“What’s  happening?”   Zong  Yan  was  shocked.  At  this moment, he felt as if he had entered into a deep quagmire. The speed that he prided himself in had instantly decreased by several tens folds. The space in his surroundings seemed to possess a consciousness as it crushed down on him.

And at this moment, a figure suddenly appeared before him.

“Qin Yu?” Zong Yan saw the black clothed youth before him.
He was unable to conceal his fear. If one were to ask who among the three brothers that Zong Yan didn’t want to fight against the most, then it would be the person standing in front of him, Qin Yu! To be able to break the seal on the entrance of the Bewitching God Temple with a single spear strike, no one would want to fight against such a person.

“Wasn’t your speed very fast? Didn’t you say that you can flee? Try fleeing.” Said Qin Yu in a low voice.

The effortless drifting sensation that he had before was gone. Currently, the entire space was distorted and pressing him down. Zong Yan knew that the speed that he prided himself in had become useless.

“What, what is happening?” Zong Yan tried his best to speed up his flying speed. However, Qin Yu was able to catch up to him with merely some effortless steps. Zong Yan’s face had turned red. Sweat had appeared on his forehead.

And at this moment, Hou Fei and Hei Yu had also, with speed much faster than that of Zong Yan’s, flown over next to Qin Yu. 
The three brothers stood next to each other. They looked at the nervous and panicky Peng Demon Emperor who was still trying to run away.

Peng Demon Emperor Zong Yan felt the oppression in his surroundings. He then looked to Qin Yu and his brothers before him. He suddenly felt that… he was at a dead end.

“Bastard, weren’t you able to flee? Try fleeing again.” Mocked Hou Fei. A stick silhouette came crushing down. Peng Demon Emperor Zong Yan wanted to dodge it. However, he had lost the agility that he possessed before. That stick landed firmly on his head.

“Bang!” Extremely sharp and clear!

Chapter 44: Thirty Six Overlapping Waves?

With grief and indignation, Zong Yan looked to the three people before him. Among the three people, Hou Fei eyes were filled with ridicule. Hei Yu, on the other hand, had eyes filled with flames of anger. Only Qin Yu preserved a calm expression.

“Will  I  be  able  to  retain  my  life?”  Zong  Yan  had  already begun to despair. He raised his head and looked at Qin Yu.

Zong Yan knew very well in his heart that the reason why he was unable to flee with his speed was because of Qin Yu. Although he was still unable to figure out exactly what Qin Yu had done to cause the space to constrict him like so, Zong Yan had grown even more afraid of this Qin Yu.

Merely several hundred years after ascending, he possessed strength comparable to that of a level nine Immortal Emperor. Afterwards, he disappeared for over three thousand years. His accomplishments after over three thousa